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
A bad decision raises questions about the group that claims to speak for us all
New two-state legislative initiatives will test how willing their base is to be led
Nancy Pelosi called a two-state solution ‘essential to U.S. national security’
As Dianne Feinstein accepts its endorsement, the liberal Israel advocacy group gets the gravitas it craves
J Street’s Ben-Ami questions ECI’s ‘substantive objections’
It’s the children of Irgun fighters who are known as princes of the Israeli right. But Benzion Netanyahu was a scholar, not an underground militant.
Plus $100k up for grabs! and more in the news
UPDATED: Many conference attendees stand to the left of the official party line; some support the boycott of products made in West Bank settlements
Oren slams call; J Street’s Ben-Ami praises analysis, differs on prescription
Jewish liberals sign new ‘Statement Against Smears’
Dispatch from the corner of 92nd and J
The law of unintended consequences
The state of the Jewish state: Activists, artists, and academics—including Jeremy Ben-Ami, Udi Aloni, and Albert Einstein—argue about Israel
Plus Syria heats up, and more in the news
Loyalty to GOP is tested on missile treaty
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.