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
Plus Jews have their say on health-care reform, and more
Plus Erev Christmas and conflict with the Vatican, and more in the news
Plus Polanski’s way out, Egypt’s hated wall, and more in the news
Plus ‘Work Will Set You Free’ set free, and more in the news
Plus the pros and cons of trying Demjanjuk, and more in the news
In 1985 letter to Shamir
Plus prisoner swapping, a defiant Iran, and more in the news
Plus relief for survivors, Wizards owner dies, and more in the news
Plus a potential settlement freeze, messiah problems, and more
Shalit’s release could be imminent, plus Palin’s wisdom, scholarly dissent, and more in the news
Increasingly isolated, despairing society, with Shalit as metaphor
Say captured soldier doesn’t follow commandments, shouldn’t be rescued
Video shows captured soldier looking healthy
Prisoners for video, as a first step
Between Fatah and Hamas, that is
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.