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
Plus, anti-Jewish bomb plot neutralized, and more in the news
Likely future president paints a country more hostile to Israeli interests
Plus, Abbas vows no Hamas in West Bank, Egyptian violence, and more in the news
Plus the Auschwitz abortionist, a Hillary-less Sit Room, and more
Plus CUNY trustee digs deeper, and more in the news
The myriad problems with and underlying logic for reconciliation
The Arab Spring is liberating a generation from repressive political institutions, but the intellectual legacies of the regimes they are helping topple may be tougher to shake
Israelis are clamoring for the release of Gilad Shalit, the IDF soldier abducted nearly five years ago, but is the prisoner swap demanded by his Hamas captors too high a price to pay?
Muslim Brotherhood, Moussa provide cause for Israeli concern
Pipeline explosion coincides with re-examination of Egyptian gas deal
Plus Egypt goes rogue, Syria and Syrians in crosshairs, and more in the news
Plus rabba deux, and more
Plus who will stop Assad? and more in the news
Chris Hondros, of Getty Images, was killed in Libya yesterday
Plus Lebanese rage, Lieberman to be indicted, 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.