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
Offices of non-profit groups and the Forward to be closed for months
A supplement to today’s story on the Satmar musician
The iconic Lower East Side deli keeps serving after Hurricane Sandy
Plus Anti-Semitic attacks in the United States are down from 2010
New Yorker or Israeli, Jewish or Gentile, here are ways to aid those impacted
Responses from New York State’s semi-homemade First Lady
Jessie Streich-Kest and Jacob Vogelman were both in their early 20s
Faith in a place with no lights
Plus Israeli Interior Minister orders detention of Sudanese immigrants
Plus anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism on the European Left
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.