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, Winehouse’s life imitates her art, and more
New ambassador attends D.C. power-synagogue Adas Israel
Plus, God may be on our side but time is not, and more in the news
Plus Oren stands up for Israel, and more in the news
Can you outdumb The Island?
‘VF’ piece suggests worm may not be the panacea many hoped
Discussing the recent burst of celebrity anti-Semitism—and whether it really matters—with Abraham Foxman, Jeffrey Goldberg, Emily Nussbaum, and Matthew Hiltzik
Plus Giffords is Good, and more in the news
Cutting through the last week’s thicket of rhetoric
Will anti-settlement sentiment prove a tipping point?
Leaks also confirm that Arab states favor bombing
Why the U.S. cut the freeze-extension deal
Words Jews use
Why Jews remain important players in a global struggle
Plus Archbishop Tutu calls for boycott, and more
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.