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
Yosef Hamadani Cohen led Iran’s Jewish community since 1994
Asking whether Jews in Iran are really free to celebrate
$400,000 unexpectedly delivered to the Dr. Sapir Hospital and Charity Center
The first-ever Farsi-language history book about the Holocaust comes out just as Mahmoud Ahmadinejad leaves office
Shahs of Sunset, Bravo’s latest Hobbesian experiment on the lives of the nouveau riche, is a fascinating piece of television—in spite of itself
As tension between the two countries escalates
Iranian, American, Jewish: Reflections on a complicated life
Plus nuclear reactors for all, and more
Plus those crazy L.A. ‘Persians,’ and more
Charles London traveled the world and found a brand of Judaism he could embrace
Iranian Jewish writer Roya Hakakian, who fled to the U.S. in 1985, sees hope in the current chaos
The news from Tehran today, collected
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.