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
Plus the proliferation of the “Israel Lobby” in popular culture
J Street’s Ben-Ami questions ECI’s ‘substantive objections’
‘Sacred Trash’ takes one prize, and Sami Rohr finalists announced
The successful movement to save Soviet Jewry offers some valuable lessons for Iranian Americans seeking democracy in the Islamic Republic
The Israeli government wants to lure expats back home with provocative ads. For one American Jew and her Israeli-born husband, it’s a false promise.
Plus, Iranian nukes, Noah Baumbach on Noah (as in Ark), and more
Plus, Sharansky on Bonner, Bachman on Benedikt, and more
Newly released from prison, the Jewish tycoon was Russia’s wealthiest oligarch – and the Kremlin’s chief critic
Plus an Israeli horror flick, the biggest Seder ever, and more
Some readings on its legacy
Plus what Abbas says and whom he says it to, Neil!, and more
The National Book Critics Circle and Jewish Book Council’s fêtes
Plus Chabon’s awesome new Nazi-fighting show, and more
Plus the real problem with Palin, and more
Plus U.S. stays out of offshore dispute, and more in the news
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.