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
A look, by the numbers
Plus a break for Baltimore’s Jewish paper, Yiddish flu-prevention, and more
Plus Iran responds, the high cost of kosher, and more in the news
Israeli expats are bringing the sounds of their youth to new jazz projects
A cuddly Jewish monster, another con man, and multi-denominational togetherness
Only in the West Bank, kids
Rights group says territories receive insufficient water supplies
Plus an Israeli in the NBA, Lebanese rockets, and more in the news
Plus a rabbi’s odd crime, Ivanka’s wedding tchotchkes, and more
Would provide marriage rights for non-Jewish Israelis
Biennial drill will test both countries’ missile-defense systems
Plus nukes for all, an ambivalent Egypt, and more
An admission they were broken, or needed update for age of terrorism?
Plus hate on parade, wholesome pinups, and more
And we write an entire item without making a Jews-and-Chinese food joke!
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.