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 Israel cracks down on (Palestinian) dissidents, and more in the news
Plus bin Laden cites Israel, Bibi claims ‘eternal’ settlements, and more in the news
Plus Qaeda in Israel, the tefillin non-bomb, and more in the news
Says he didn’t understand local politics
Plus expelled journo talks, Hamas’s change of heart, and more in the news
Plus the Israeli with 17 wives, and more in the news
Envoy Mitchell’s hint was apparently innocuous
Plus world’s best boxer scared of Jews’ best boxer, and more
Plus J Street in the center and Shmuley on Tiger, and more
But Barak doesn’t like it, plus peace-talk status reports, military exercises, and more in the news
Mitchell’s still trying, Goldstone up next week, and more in the news
Prisoners for video, as a first step
Maybe, says Abbas. Now, says Obama.
Mitchell’s dreams, HRW’s scandal, and more in the news
Realizes Bibi can’t announce halt
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.