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
That was the half-year that was, on The Scroll
Rebuked by government, Mossad chief still offers opinions
Plus Obama ditches Weiner, and more in the news
Plus, West Bank mosque arson, anti-anti-circumcision victory, and more
Former Mossad chief is Netanyahu’s new unofficial domestic opponent
Plus survivors benefits, Ofer Contra, and more
Hersh makes the case in ‘The New Yorker’
While U.N. concludes Syrian site was atomic
Plus, Mamet Agonistes, Korean Jews, and more
What Obama and Bibi will say (and what Abbas will be thinking), and more in the news
Plus Obama at AIPAC, Obama vs. Iran, and more
Plus a Jewish baseball milestone, Larry King’s bagelry, and more
Plus, Abbas vows no Hamas in West Bank, Egyptian violence, and more in the news
Plus Barak unafraid, Turkey down, and more in the news
Plus who will stop Assad? 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.