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
An October surprise with some curious timing
Ken Feinberg oversaw funds for victims of Sept. 11 and the BP Spill. But he can’t fix the Middle East crisis.
Plus, exit Mitchell, stage irrelevant, and more
Plus the real problem with Palin, and more
Plus the Jews are thriving in Baltimore, and more
What happens after the step backward from direct peace talks
Plus Madoff suicide, Iran concerns, and more in the news
If the midterm elections give the GOP more power in Washington, that could actually help Obama’s Mideast peace plans
Plus U.S. tries to open Syrian front, and more in the news
Will U.S. groups back a Bibi freeze extension?
The freeze extension is the only issue right now
Former Congressman Robert Wexler wants to make Mideast peace, but he doesn’t want to be ambassador to Israel
Plus Australian ‘crisis,’ and more in the news
It really does exist!
Plus a new Dubai murder development! 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.