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 what’s Mubarak’s deal? and more in the news
Plus Turkey may cut ties, Turkey maintains ties, and more in the news
Plus Rabbi Schneier steps out, and more
Plus Shalits on the march, and more in the news
Plus the all-religions yeshiva, and more in the news
Barak, Peres, Mubarak, and more weigh in on the news
Plus Gaza’s isolation lessens, Israel’s grows, and more in the news
Plus rumor is that Rahm’s out, and more in the news
Plus more on yesterday’s protest, and more in the news
Gaza under blockade is unique
Plus Iran sanctions all set, and more in the news
Michael Oren, Israel’s U.S. ambassador, says Washington will always need his country as an ally
Plus reverse flotillas, and more in the news
Your post-weekend flotilla round-up
Plus seventh ship peacefully boarded, 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.