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 Settlers offers a gloomy view of how continued occupation of the West Bank will affect Israel and Zionism
Part 2: Inventing Our Life examines the kibbutz movement at 100 years old, facing a rocky past and a promising future
Plus Obama tries (again) to engage Iran, and more in the news
Lebanon’s government provoked deadly skirmish
Toby Perl Freilich’s forthcoming documentary examines the 100-year history of the kibbutz
Inventing Our Life examines the kibbutz movement at 100 years old, facing a rocky past and a promising future.
Rotem bill, currently frozen, provoked strong opposition stateside
Young Jewish anti-Zionists struggle to find community
The classical-music giant, and more
Israelis don’t back America back
A haftorah of dire straits and new directions
After the World Cup, in Israel a relished distraction from daily life, the comedown is hard
Why Israel’s enemies will always be the darlings of Western intellectuals
Some U.S. immigrants to Israel chase both the Zionist dream and an American paycheck
Upcoming Toronto parade begs question
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.