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.
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
‘Survivors’ depicts the Holocaust today
Yann Martel’s new novel features a donkey, a monkey, taxidermy, and a Holocaust allegory
Not of the clean variety
A great escape, a really long book, and more
On Yom HaShoah, one woman’s story of tunneling from a Polish work camp
Plus Gallaudet’s Jewish head, survivors’ cancer, and more
Spy games, evading the next Holocaust, and more
A writer wonders which neighbor will hide him when the next genocide happens
New info emerges on Righteous Swede’s death
Holocaust survivors sit for stunning portraits
Plus dirty soup, matzo (basket)ball, and more
Why we must remember the Armenians
Worst. Holocaust. Lesson. Ever.
NPR visits Yatarny, Russia
An introduction to Wiesel’s Holocaust masterpiece
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.