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
How the role of defense secretary is being defined
The Jewish National Fund is giving away pines for Christmas—and irony isn’t one of the reasons they’re doing it
After 25 years, the CIA has declassified documents that show Jonathan Pollard never spied on the U.S. for Israel
Plus Jews lament their age
Since the Mavi Marmara incident, Turkish intelligence is focusing on Jews
And implicates President Obama in a cover up
Video of an assault on an Israeli border guard emerges
Plus Senator Daniel Inouye dies at 88
An Israeli reality TV show sends hopeful Mizrahi pop stars to California to chase the American Dream
Plus the Women of the Wall return
Two dispatches tell the same story for Jews and Israelis
Plus John Kerry to replace Clinton at State Department
A friendship with an ambassador reveals the great writer’s surprising relationship with Israel
Plus NSA declassifies Jonathan Pollard damage assessment
The must-have accessory of the season
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.