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 a settler leader gets profiled by the Times
Plus a Gaza building boom?
Shimon Peres angers officials by saying Israel shouldn’t go it alone
Plus, Michael Oren says the Israeli embassy was targeted by Iran
Plus, an update on Hungary’s favorite alleged Nazi war criminal
Israel fears a crisis in Egypt, but the U.S. remains calm. How did these allies come to see things so differently?
But does the punishment fit the crime?
Also, Yom Kippur ultimatum to U.S. for commit to Iran strike?
What the link to Iran means and doesn’t mean
Plus, United States pushes back on Iran intelligence report
Plus, Egypt and Israel both say security cooperation is at all-time high
And Iran and Syria are still fond of each other
Signs do not point to Iran
Plus, a British bank may have helped Iran hide $250 billion
Israel’s long-term health is also imperiled
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.