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
Barak delivers barn-burner, but he may be bluffing
Plus Manna that travels with you, a Swiss shul, and more
How dry words like ‘reciprocity’ could produce a deal with Iran
Plus commander who attacked soldier is dismissed, and more in the news
Plus what Iran wanted and didn’t get, and more in the news
But already tension emerges between negotiators and Israel
Plus Hezbollah in hot water, and more in the news
Plus Iran doesn’t want talking in Turkey, and more in the news
Plus the are-sanctions-working debate, and more in the news
Some analysts say the White House leaked details of Israel’s alleged attack plan to discourage the Jewish state. Others call the idea ‘absurd.’
Plus Bibi spares the Hebron house-hunters, and more
Report on Azerbaijan makes further election-year hay out of debate
Caucasian ally reportedly agreed to aid strike
In ‘New York Review,’ William Pfaff blames the victims
Plus what the Syrian rebels should do next, 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.