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
Plus ‘Israel Firsters,’ the Americans of Beit Shemesh, and more
Plus tension in Lebanon, Iranian provocation, and more in the news
The successful movement to save Soviet Jewry offers some valuable lessons for Iranian Americans seeking democracy in the Islamic Republic
Newt Gingrich says the Palestinians are an “invented people.” They are, like many others in the Middle East. It’s a useful myth the U.S. must support.
Plus Michael Lerner victimized again, Jacobi Press, and more
Is North Korea less likely to help Iranian and Syrian nuclear programs?
Debating Israel in an election year
But might reliance on cocaine trade, backing of Assad also hurt the group?
Plus Russia and China protect Syria still, and more in the news
Plus Claus denialism, the ADL has very poor taste, and more
Plus Peres ‘ashamed’ of rancid bills, and more in the news
Plus Hitler’s little book, Hitch deploys Yiddish, and more
The U.S. could stop Iran from going nuclear. But policy-makers won’t risk the repercussions of a devastating attack on the Islamic Republic.
Plus Fayyad for prez?, Zuckerberg gets hacked, and more
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.