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
The question policy-makers should focus on isn’t whether Iran would use a nuclear weapon, but how a bomb would embolden an already reckless regime
No longer the province of an artistic elite, poetry in Israel today is being produced by hundreds of poets of all stripes
Clancy Sigal’s 1961 novel, Going Away, is a primer for the Occupy generation about the futility of despair and the inevitability of change
Naama Margolese—an 8-year-old Israeli girl taunted by ultra-Orthodox men who think she is immodest—is the new face of Jewish women’s rights
In March, we’re going to have a daughter in Israel, our chosen home. But recent events have us doubting if this is the best place to raise her.
Recasting the conflict as a romantic comedy
Lebanon’s Maronites, threatened by Sunni power, will be the bellwether of the Mideast’s Christians. Could they face the same fate as the region’s Jews?
Mitt Romney won the Iowa caucuses, but all the presidential candidates are vying to show their love for Israel. How far will they go?
Michael Kohlhaas, a 19th-century novella by Heinrich von Kleist, reminds the Israeli and U.S. right that lust for vengeance is a terrible idea
Plus U.S. pledges Iran attack past ‘red lines,’ and more
With the release of an Israeli arrested on bogus charges in the Republic of Georgia, the two U.S. allies can get back to building a close relationship
Newt Gingrich says the Palestinians are an “invented people.” They are, like many others in the Middle East. It’s a useful myth the U.S. must support.
How can the president persuade Jews he supports Israel in his kishkes?
Debating Israel in an election year
Hebrew Union College prides itself on being open and pluralistic. But some Reform rabbinical students say the reality contradicts this vision.
The New York Times substitutes a bogus headline for actual reporting
It was meeting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Unlikely arrangement saves ornate ark as NYC temple becomes condominium
Paul Berman, Matti Friedman, Todd Gitlin, Heather Rogers, and Marc Weitzmann Give Us Five Reasons to Celebrate the New Year
Israel’s elite intelligence force now accepts virtual applications
The real-life gangster was a few years too late for the Prohibition-era show
The rocker will perform a free concert at his former high school tonight
Haaretz writer booted from Birzeit conference; will an academic boycott ensue?
Visiting Warsaw with my uncle, I saw a different part of WWII history
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.