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
Defends NYRB piece, which was originally for NYT Mag
Warns Zionism is increasingly for the Orthodox
Report: Conflict is question of when, not if
There’s linkage, too, between U.S. actions in Iraq and Afghanistan and Faisal Shahzad’s bombing attempt in Times Square
Analyzing a poll that found 42% approval
David Cameron to be Britain’s prime minister
Britain’s maybe-new top diplomat, and more
South Lebanon Army soldiers fought alongside IDF troops in their country and followed them south when Israel withdrew. Now they’re waiting for a chance to go home.
Is Liberal Democrat Nick Clegg the new face of anti-Israel politics in the United Kingdom?
San Francisco’s Federation puts new restrictions on its grants, worrying Bay Area Jewish-studies profs
Plus de-linking ‘linkage,’ non-Ambassador Dershowitz, and more in the news
When it comes to criticizing Obama on Israel, he says yes
A boon to all three, a threat to Islamist terrorism
A tour of restaurants in the Holy Land
Local techies see the device as akin to food, shelter
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.