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
Plus RIP Birger Stromsheim, Morsi’s new power grab
The state’s first convicted female pimp calls herself a pioneer as the Knesset considers outlawing prostitution
Plus Hamas Chief arrives in Gaza for a ‘victory’ party
Leaked email shows Kenneth Roth comparing mullahs to Shas
‘The Gatekeepers’ and ‘Five Broken Cameras’ are being considered
A startling example of life imitating art
Plus would-be NYC synagogue bomber pleads guilty
If the past few weeks are any guide, it looks like the open feud between Jerusalem and Washington is over
Plus Ed Koch admitted to the hospital; expected to be out by 88th birthday
On the rise, Zvia Margaliot is a winning poetry slams and winning fans
And other questions we never thought we’d ask
Plus more arrests are made in Toulouse shooting
Once-maligned Labor politician Amir Peretz explains how he saw what many decorated generals did not
Plus a report that Israel wanted to bomb Syria chemical stockpiles
From Golda Meir’s chicken soup to Jack Lew’s potato kugel
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.