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
Matt Welch leads off with an important piece
Plus President Obama clarifies U.S. relationship with Egypt: “not an ally”
Plus a round up on condemnations on Libyan
Conflicting reports about filmmaker who allegedly made anti-Muslim film
Four staff members, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya, killed
Islamists storm the U.S. embassy and Egypt’s last Jews have no rabbi. Shanah tova from the Muslim Brotherhood.
The Getting to Yes co-author was crucial to Camp David accords
Plus Marc Tracy profiles BuzzFeed
A visit with Georges Moustaki, whose ballads are an epitaph for the French-speaking Jews of the Middle East
A series airing during Ramadan traffics in anti-Semitic themes but may show an evolving attitude toward Israel
Israel fears a crisis in Egypt, but the U.S. remains calm. How did these allies come to see things so differently?
Plus, United States pushes back on Iran intelligence report
Days after being stabbed in a Tel Aviv café, my African student remains determined to learn the Aleph-Bet
Plus, Egypt and Israel both say security cooperation is at all-time high
Plus, Egypt admits it ignored Israel’s warning
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.