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
A cultural dissection of the Colonel’s reach
Following Putin’s rejection of Bibi’s plea to not bolster Syrian air defense
Greece’s neo-Nazis are limiting invites to Easter lunch
Plus feminist protests in Europe turns some heads
Plus Obama says settlement freeze shouldn’t be a precondition to peace talks
UN report casts doubt on Israeli fault in the death of a Palestinian infant
Plus Harvey Weinstein’s role in Michelle Obama’s Oscar appearance
Plus Christine Quinn weighs the pros and cons of a Koch endorsement
A look at Gaza’s beleaguered neighbor
Plus warplanes continue to bomb neighborhoods in Syria
The must-have accessory of the season
Losing the only right answer
Plus Hamas Chief arrives in Gaza for a ‘victory’ party
If the past few weeks are any guide, it looks like the open feud between Jerusalem and Washington is over
And Ehud Olmert goes to crazy lengths to attack Netanyahu
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.