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
POTUS is greeted by Bibi, sees Iron Dome, avoids a broken down limo
The rise of Orthodox Jews at AIPAC is an indicator of the community’s growing political involvement and influence
Will wide-ranging cuts imperil Iron Dome and Arrow systems?
Plus Haifa airport evacuated, third Iron Dome battery moves north
A round-up of fake news we wish were true and true news we wish were fake
Once-maligned Labor politician Amir Peretz explains how he saw what many decorated generals did not
We must drop the assumption that there is no way to vanquish Hamas. Terrorists have been defeated before.
Obama’s support for Israel holds firm during Pillar of Defense
Plus Israelis killing Iranian scientists? and more in the news
Plus high in the Holy Land, journey to Jerusalem, and more
The latest round of Grad rockets from Gaza paralyzed much of southern Israel for days. It’s hard to imagine what Iranian Shihab missiles might do.
Plus Britain too urges against Iran attack, and more in the news
This week in Israel: ‘Iron Dome’ missile defense protects Ashkelon, Lieberman flushes and prepares for indictment, a train crashes, Justin Bieber gets tangled up, and more
Plus another flotilla planned, a Goldstone primer, and more
Plus Syria worsens, 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.