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, Braun’s brawn, Kafka, and more
Plus, next week the flotilla, settlement clash, and more in the news
Plus, Jewish gangsters, Conservatives on marriage, and more
Plus Hariri indictments handed down, and more in the news
Plus GOP hammers Obama on Syria envoy, and more
An update on the Gaza-bound flotilla
Plus, September still looms, post-barrier Bil’in, and more in the news
Plus, a dispatch from the flotilla, the properly sized bagel, and more
Plus, Clinton criticizes flotilla, Netanyahu Facebook scandal, and more in the news
Plus, teens text on Shabbat, Apple pulls ‘Third Intifada’ app, and more
American ‘The Audacity of Hope’ to set sail Saturday
Plus peace talks push, Syrian protests, and more in the news
Plus at his Beck and call, baby Portman, and more
Plus, Bibi still rides by the J Street stop, and more
Israeli P.R. fights on a new front
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.