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
The influential writer reflects on six decades of art, worry, and Jewish Princess jokes
Assassinated for his opposition to Zionism, de Haan’s life was a succession of scandals, from sex with young Arabs to radical diplomacy
‘This Changes Everything’ is great, except for the parts that don’t add up
The Book of Jonah teaches us to reach beyond our own community with the holiday’s message—whether we are accepted or rejected
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
Is there a new front opening in the battle?
Plus Tel Aviv bomb shelters opened, 16,000 reservists called up, and more
Plus reports that rockets have now hit Israel from Sinai
Plus Macedonia holds its first-ever Limmud conference
Plus endorsements, endorsements
Plus Egypt’s new ambassador to Israel arrives, Jordan reinstates theirs as well
Protests against the monarchy—the biggest since the Arab Spring began—are bad news for Israel and the U.S.
Plus Turkey fires upon Syrian targets for the second day
Plus Bar Refaeli wants to make a sex tape
Plus Palestinians to seek symbolic ‘nonmember state’ status at United Nations
The White House’s response to the anti-Islam video is proof of the enduring influence of Edward Said’s ideas
White House censure attempt fuels Islamist logic
The disease has spread and it looks like global chicken pox
The film ‘Innocence of Muslims’ and the dangerous failing of the media
Plus American kidnapped by al-Qaida asks Netanyahu to intervene
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.