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
Hamas likely uninvolved in ongoing clash; one rocket hits empty school
Plus, a break from Tebowing, Shalit joins Facebook, MVP Braun, and more
Plus Mr. Shalit goes to Jerusalem, and more
Plus Erdogan cancer rumors fly, and more in the news
Plus Hanukkah in Omaha, and more
Two Palestinian prisoners released in the Shalit deal, now home in the West Bank, express no regrets and view prison time as service to their cause
Plus drawing 1,027 Palestinians and one Israeli, and more
New ‘Times Magazine’ story shows how the Shalit deal went down
Plus navy makes contact with flotilla, and more in the news
Plus what’s next after UNESCO, Gilad Shalit tsk-tsked, and more
Plus Red Cross denied access to Shalit before interview, and more
Egypt captured Israeli-American Ilan Grapel to generate popular support among the volatile anti-Western middle class at home
Plus Kleztky’s killer goes insane route, and more in the news
Paul and Le Pen, Downey stands up for Mel, and more
But it’s okay because Hamas treated him well after kidnapping him
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.