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
If Saudi Arabia gets the bomb, the rest of the Middle East is likely to go nuclear
How it could break the Palestinian impasse
Plus the Islamic center around the world, and more in the news
Israel and Arab states share fear of Iran
A recent book takes a detailed look at the A.Q. Khan network, which helped supply Iran’s nuclear program
Plus Obama threatens Turkey, and more in the news
‘The New Yorker’ visits Tehran
As border heats up, rebuke of U.S. funding block
Plus NYT to Abbas: Come to the table, and more
Plus A’jad’s mysterious firecracker and a warning of war
Plus Lebanon simmering, and more
Plus Israel files internal Gaza War charges, and more in the news
Part 2 of 2: Ramin Ahmadi, Lokman Slim, Martin Kramer, and Jacob Weisberg consider the president’s policies in the region.
Intel, IBM, and Coca-Cola are too ‘Zionist’
Plus Shalits on the march, 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.