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 minutes, stats, and zippers
Wailing over the Wall
Robert Malley, a former Clinton official, says Hamas must be engaged
Plus Israel insists on ‘homegrown’ peace, and more in the news
A new wave of American populism could be good for the Jews
The Palestinians wait; Syria could be Israel’s shortcut
Violence in Gaza and Berlin, and more in the news
Plus Jesus and ‘The Simpsons,’ and more
Elliott Abrams, who oversaw the Middle East for George Bush, says the recent Israel crisis reflects how the Obama team is doing business with the rest of the world
Should look more familiar to Israelis
A new president, a hard push for hard sanctions
When we were kids, I wanted to follow in my brother’s footsteps. Now, as adults, I’m reminded why.
The Quranic argument for Jewish sovereignty in the land of Israel
Plus Bibi’s boy, to live and die in East Jerusalem, and more
Plus a flashpoint J’lem shul, the right hits Obama, and more in the news
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.