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
There’s a generation gap coming in the Jewish Democratic political ranks
A sad moment for all of us
Plus Sherman v. Berman: a rumble of the Jews?
And Berman will have another chance at Sherman (Oaks)
Jews in the House are leaving in droves
Census casualties could include up to four Jewish congressmen
Plus politics Valley-style, a pro-Israel symposium, and more
Egypt’s politically expedient ban on the export of palm fronds has altered the lulav market in unexpected ways
Sherman and Berman vie for Sherman (Oaks)
Plus preparing for the worst in Lebanon, and more in the news
How the controversy has played in America
Rep. Berman speaks mind to Americans for Peace Now
Why nothing has happened and everybody has won
Plus debating Iran sanctions and Biden’s early new year.
Lobbying Congress for tougher sanctions on Iran
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.