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
Well, she set it in 1936, but Germans are now reinstating it
Plus Obama’s alleged Israel blunders, Iran warns Germany, and more in the news
Plus un-kosher shenanigans, pre-game prayer, and more
Plans to de-outlaw Holocaust denial, among other things
Literature award goes to Herta Mueller, not Oz or Roth
Plus Jewish hogs, unwelcome visitors, and another poll
Plus a somber anniversary, a big giver, and more in the news
Ahmadinejad varies his script, a Madoff ‘collaborator,’ and more in the news
Memories of Lodz, a blind date peace plan, and more in the news
Teutonic love for Tarantino’s ‘Inglorious Basterds’
Germans like ‘Basterds,’ circumcision for all, and more in the morning news
What if the head of Hamburg’s Jewish community wasn’t actually Jewish?
Charms, gripes, and the language of racism
Leader struggles for an annotated ‘Mein Kampf’
Even if al-Qaeda wants it, plus 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.