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, Iran ominously moves nuclear production, and more in the news
Was Hamas involved? And what happens to Syria next?
Plus Harvey Milk’s camera shop, and more in the news
Kurds and Jews share a similar history and a common enemy
A reading list
Plus Yoffie speaks out, and more in the news
Plus politicizing genocide, and more
Gaza under blockade is unique
Plus Hillary to AIPAC, should Bar ditch Leo?, and more
Plus the talks must go on, Iranian dissenters, and more in the news
Today in the Dubai Murder Mystery
Plus diplomatic rifts, the real German passport, and more
What the pending International Court of Justice decision on Kosovo’s independence will mean for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Plus world’s best boxer scared of Jews’ best boxer, and more
Israel battles Lebanon for hummus supremacy
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.