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
The influential writer reflects on six decades of art, worry, and Jewish Princess jokes
Assassinated for his opposition to Zionism, de Haan’s life was a succession of scandals, from sex with young Arabs to radical diplomacy
‘This Changes Everything’ is great, except for the parts that don’t add up
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
Plus the Haredim bring up the Holocaust, and more in the news
Formerly captive Israeli-American law student speaks about his time in Egypt
Plus Borukhova and Dershowitz lose appeal, and more
Plus West Bank riots, Occupy Judaism’s importance, and more
Plus, Poland reopens Auschwitz probe, Oprah goes to the mikvah, and more
Plus Madoff suicide revelation, Egypt’s new F-16, and more in the news
Plus, the new Security Council, Erdogan backlash, and more in the news
Egypt captured Israeli-American Ilan Grapel to generate popular support among the volatile anti-Western middle class at home
Plus Kleztky’s killer goes insane route, and more in the news
Plus the crisis moves toward Syria, and more in the news
Plus the Gaza blockade, Iran lashes out, and more in the news
It seems likely that Egypt bargained Israeli-American away as well
Plus all apologies to Egypt, Schultz backs OWS, and more
Plus, Syria resolution vetoed, Grapel still jailed, and more in the news
Plus Weprin loses, probe calls blockade illegal, 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.