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 a yeshiva in Massachusetts fights to stay open
Jews in the House are leaving in droves
Assemblyman has not yet endorsed in race to replace Rep. Ackerman
Plus Koch’s got Lancman, playboy of the German-Jewish world, and more
Redistricting, retirement remove two Jewish outer-borough seats
Retirement and redistricting open door for Jewish Queens assemblyman
Plus, unity deal details, anti-missile exercises, and more in the news
Friendly bet hints at the Big Game’s Jewish undertones
Census casualties could include up to four Jewish congressmen
Plus Borukhova and Dershowitz lose appeal, and more
Plus, the most Jewish HBO series yet, and more
J Street chief Jeremy Ben-Ami calls the plays for the first self-confident alternative Jewish establishment
Plus Beinart is no ‘hater,’ and more
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.