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
Welcome to New York depicts disgraced IMF chief as boozy, bloated predator
Plus Philippines may withdraw Golan troops, dropping DSK charges, and more
The former IMF Chief’s latest saga yields some impressive turns of phrase
Plus Jack Lew to be named treasury secretary?
Plus Alan Gross gets a visit from Cuban Jewish leaders
Accused rapist, a Jew, decries ‘age-old witch hunt of a minority group’
Plus the Assad emails, we off Drake? and more
Plus U.N. report refers to Gaza ‘collective punishment,’ and more in the news
Anthony Weiner, Eliot Spitzer, and Dominique Strauss-Kahn are all a certain type: the Jewish Big, narcissistic, entitled, and unapologetic. And society loves to see a Jewish Big fall.
That was the half-year that was, on The Scroll
Plus, next week the flotilla, settlement clash, and more in the news
In surprise, global fund exercises age rule against Stanley Fischer
The scandal seems to be less about Anthony Weiner’s sexual social networking than the fact that he got caught. As technology thins the line between public and private, do politicians retain a right to be human?
Like this week’s parasha, TV’s fall lineup—with shows about Playboy bunnies, sultry stewardesses, and pretty P.I.s in tight pants—offers women nothing but humiliation
‘We’ll see what happens,’ he says as others sing his praises
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.