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
Highlighting the Jewish impact on New York City
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A small temple in Olean was just added to the National Register of Historic Places, but for one girl growing up there, it always had cultural significance
Plus Paul vs. Kristol, the Lego Auschwitz, and more
Emma Lazarus’ “The New Colossus” is a greater symbol of freedom’s light than the Statue of Liberty
Nextbook Press presents an annotated version of ‘The New Colossus’
As the Statue of Liberty turns 125, talking to statue-bound tourists about Emma Lazarus, the poet whose sonnet is inscribed in its base
Three cemeteries belonging to Shearith Israel, the oldest Jewish congregation in North America, are tucked away in Manhattan, a visible legacy of New York City’s long-ago Jewish past
It’s the ‘The New Colossus’ poet’s birthday
As Hanukkah approaches, a look at the year’s best Jewish picture books
Daniel fries a potato, Abrams fries Obama, and more
Including Emma Lazarus in the Passover seder reminds Jews to keep marching toward justice
Questions, answers, entrances, and exoduses—our complete Passover coverage
The 19th-century murder scandal that ended the reign of New York’s Sephardic aristocracy
Vote for Lazarus in silly Jewish Hall of Fame contest
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.