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
Gloria Allred, the famous feminist lawyer, has accomplished a great deal for women. She’s also something of a national joke.
In a new HBO documentary, Gloria Steinem is treated like the icon she is. But efforts to praise and eulogize her feminism don’t do the subject—or the liveliness of the movement she helped inspire—justice.
From setting crumbs on fire to the awkwardness of eating a matzoh-and-salami sandwich, an illustrator recounts her family’s weird and wonderful Passover traditions
Or should that be ‘Love and Guns’?
A 1967 biopic offered a look at feminist icon Shulamith Firestone before she was famous. In a 1997 remake—now on view at the Jewish Museum—things are more complicated.
An unlikely romance, the Palestinian Ghandi, and more
There’s a growing movement of women who practice their Judaism through feminist, earth-based rituals
Cheerleaders! Too bad, says Israel’s basketball league.
Dahlia Ravikovitch and the poetry of the plainspoken
Playing the defiant Vashti in a day school Purim play awakened my inner feminist
Plus Polanski’s way out, Egypt’s hated wall, and more in the news
Intel to hire shabbos goyim; a woman arrested at the Western Wall
R. Crumb, Genesis, feminism, and history in the latest chapter of an illustrated memoir
Reform, rejection, and relaxation
Iranian Jews, feminist rabbis, a Hollywood breakup
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.