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
New project uses statistics to spot—and publicize—potential mass killings
Sam Harris reminds Andrew Sullivan to choose his words wisely on Gaza
The genocide committed by Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime earns a place in Washington’s Holocaust Museum
‘America’s Mayor,’ who once called for U.S. intervention in Kosovo, is now consulting for Serbian nationalists
Plus remembering Fischer and Uncle Leo, and more
It’s time for Israel to rethink its rejection of the Armenian Genocide
When a writer sits down to work, a cacophony of personalities sits down with him
There are distinct similarities between what comes out on the page and what comes out in the w.c.
Spy games, evading the next Holocaust, and more
A writer wonders which neighbor will hide him when the next genocide happens
Why we must remember the Armenians
Kramer’s policies would lower birth rate
Plus Hitler the abortionist, the Sabbath Manifesto, and more
Shalom Auslander talks genocide in his first column
The Foreskin’s Lament author is at work on a new project: a comic novel about genocide
How the 1984 paranormal comedy ended up in the conservative film canon
Jill Soloway’s latest offering is absorbing, sincere, and tender
A case of how doing what seems wrong can also be what’s right
Setting the record straight on the Hall of Famer’s 69th birthday
Talmudic scholars have never agreed on the pre-Yom Kippur chicken sacrifice
Rivlin joins 11-year-old George Amira, whose anti-bullying video went viral
Chabad rabbinic students travel to rural areas with small Jewish populations
After delays caused by Orthodox men refusing to sit next to female passengers
The New York Times substitutes a bogus headline for actual reporting
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.