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
The personal overshadowed the professional
Plus Koch’s got Lancman, playboy of the German-Jewish world, and more
Plus kosher joint an NYPD/OWS casualty, and more
Plus ‘Move Over AIPAC’ announced, and more in the news
Plus Hamas clamps down, Schnabel on Schnabel, and more
New article describes debate over Helen Thomas Award
Plus Balkany gets four, Helen Thomas doubles down, and more
Plus the real problem with Palin, and more
Plus unrest in East J’lem, and more
Plus Yuri wants a rematch, and more
Our anniversary, Kirsch on Hitch, and more
Plus reverse flotillas, and more in the news
Longtime White House correspondent Helen Thomas retires after anti-Semitic outburst
Plus seventh ship peacefully boarded, and 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.