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
In Pittsburgh, signs read “Obama… Oy Vey”
Plus Syrian fire hits IDF jeeps near the border between Israel and Syria
Palestinian leader takes two steps forward on right of return, two steps back
Joe rides the Shabbat elevator with McCain, tells a bad joke
Plus Sheldon Adelson makes his case
The Republican’s vision—based on choice and dignity, not dependence—is why Jews should support him
What drives the president—the chasm between the world as it is and ought to be—is what drives the Jewish people
Do we call this greenwashing, dankwashing, stinkwashing?
Obama’s Jack Lew and Romney’s Tevi Troy Spar, Then Pray, In Cleveland
Plus Macedonia holds its first-ever Limmud conference
A poll shows that 85 percent of American-Israelis went for Romney. But some ask whether they should vote at all.
Plus Anti-Semitic attacks in the United States are down from 2010
And everything that’s wrong with the American discourse on Israel
On the anniversary of Rabin’s murder, the left-wing leadership can’t organize a unified rally to commemorate it
Plus Amar’e, Toulouse, and stuffed cabbage 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.