I got my start in a contentious corner of the Jewish press. It’s good to be here again.
Everything you need to know about world turmoil today—from Obama to Assad to ISIS—is in the ethos of the Corleone family
‘Chained wives,’ refused Jewish divorces by their husbands, take to social media
‘This Changes Everything’ is great, except for the parts that don’t add up
A veteran practitioner of the art of translation considers the challenges—and successes—of Hebrew literature
For centuries, Western classical music propelled listeners toward Christian salvation. Then Jewish music changed everything.
Even if the person you wronged doesn’t remember what you did, it can still make a difference to ask for forgiveness. Maybe.
As Yom Kippur approaches, I’ll share what I’ve learned about how to apologize—and how not to
After my mother died, I couldn’t recite the High Holiday prayer anymore—until I gained a new understanding of its words
Grown from the chestnut tree that stood outside Frank’s Amsterdam home
Plus Hungarian anti-Semite embraces Jewish heritage, and more in the news
Plus India’s Hitler store gets a new name
David Wolpe insists that delivering a benediction at the Democratic Convention is not a political endorsement
A Jewish-themed anti-abortion monument grows in Kansas
Plus the Dersh calls for a settlement freeze, and more
Comment of the Week
Surely we can have political debates without demeaning women
Plus the new Tahrir Square turns 1, and more
Support for President Obama is sagging among a key Democratic voting bloc. Now his campaign has 11 months to win back Jewish voters.
Group says economy threatens ‘America’s security assistance to Israel’
Plus all apologies to Egypt, Schultz backs OWS, and more
VP playing major role in effort to shore up Jewish Democrats
‘Unusual circumstances,’ ‘unique’ district are culprits for loss, they say
Plus, Levi Aron indicted, schmucks, and more in the news
On a new album, the captivating leader of the band Pharaoh’s Daughter reclaims the music that dominated her religious childhood
Chaya Ben Baruch’s sixth child was born with Down syndrome. Then she did what every good mother does—set out to find him a mate.
The dynamic conductor and genius behind ‘West Side Story’ also wrote classical works. Allen Shawn explores what they reveal.