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
‘This Changes Everything’ is great, except for the parts that don’t add up
A veteran practitioner of the art of translation considers the challenges—and successes—of Hebrew literature
For centuries, Western classical music propelled listeners toward Christian salvation. Then Jewish music changed everything.
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
After my mother died, I couldn’t recite the High Holiday prayer anymore—until I gained a new understanding of its words
Incumbent Shelly Yachimovich faces off against party royalty Isaac Herzog
Following indictment, Israeli FM to quit, but will return for elections
Does Netanyahu need to look over his shoulder?
What it means for Israeli politics
Plus Arlen Specter eulogized
Plus Knesset dissolves (itself)
What’s up? A follow-up to our round-up
Plus Jay-Z lights the menorah in Brooklyn
Plus French raids on domestic terror cells yields some frightening results
Plus a synagogue in Brussels gets tagged with serious anti-Semitic graffiti
Why Bibi wants a new government before U.S. Election Day
Plus Bibi in the catbird seat, 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.