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
Plus, harsher nuclear report, the frontlines in Syria, and more in the news
The Israeli leadership is at war with itself over Iran: In one corner, Bibi Netanyahu and Ehud Barak. In the other, former Mossad chief Meir Dagan.
How much of the bluster is just rhetoric?
Plus Meshaal in Amman, elections in Israel, and more in the news
How do you say ‘unacceptable nuclear red line’ in Mandarin?
But U.S. options against nuclear program are limited
Plus discord at the negotiating table, and more in the news
Plus Syria abandoned, the Talmud on modesty, and more in the news
A look at what could happen in the coming months
Hope is that economic fears will prompt support for sanctions
Plus updated intel on Iran, and more in the news
U.S. continues to oppose attack; Israel’s plans remain opaque
Plus IDF makes plans for Gaza offensive, and more in the news
Plus Ed Koch presides over his bridge, and more
Plus more Israeli-Palestinian talks, 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.