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
Increasingly isolated, despairing society, with Shalit as metaphor
Biennial drill will test both countries’ missile-defense systems
Samuel Maoz’s ‘Lebanon’ is the latest of three recent films about the 1982 Lebanon war
Refaeli and Ginzburg feud over IDF service
Video shows captured soldier looking healthy
Through Arab media, blogosphere
To help shake off the Goldstone Report
How the U.N. report on alleged Israeli war crimes in Gaza compares to the IDF‘s
BREAKING: Investigation of Gaza war blames Hamas, too, but says Israel was worse
A violent clash, a deportation, and more from the news
In Israel, the ‘real American hero’ was a different kind of soldier
Report says yes, though author has anti-Israel background
Jews should return to Iraq, and other unconventional wisdom
He’s in it for the guys
Human rights, lotion, and kosher foot-longs
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.