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
Parsing an interview with Abe Foxman
Plus Ed Koch vs. Ron Paul, and more
Plus Shalit and Grapel, East Jerusalem plans, and more in the news
Plus Park51 opens, and more in the news
Plus a Jewish baseball milestone, Larry King’s bagelry, and more
Chris Hondros, of Getty Images, was killed in Libya yesterday
Pro-Israel Congresswoman Shelley Berkley, Democrat from Las Vegas, rides a hot streak
Post-Jewish lit, very Jewish lit, and more
A deaf Muslim atheist responds defiantly to the debate over the ‘Ground Zero mosque’
Plus Peres and Barak paint the town red, and more
Plus Israel and Russia ink historic deal, and more in the news
Utah’s Hatch says owners have right to build
Plus Rosenfels can’t catch a break, and more
Does history live up to the Islamic center’s ideal?
Plus nuclear reactors for all, and more
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.