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
An Ezra Jack Keats exhibit at the Jewish Museum underscores the children’s book author and illustrator’s striking ambivalence about his Jewishness
Plus, further Gaza warring, bulking Southern defenses, and more in the news
Artist literally sweeps the streets at her Jewish Museum exhibit
A collection of ketubot at New York’s Jewish Museum prompts the Jewish Theological Seminary’s chancellor to consider marriage contracts from medieval times to our own
A 1967 biopic offered a look at feminist icon Shulamith Firestone before she was famous. In a 1997 remake—now on view at the Jewish Museum—things are more complicated.
The Jewish Museum unveils a line of Judaica including new designs by Richard Meier
As he unveils a new line of affordable Judaica, architect Richard Meier reflects on his Jewishness
Harry Houdini exhibited two very different public faces—master of escape and anti-mystical firebrand—that were united by his Jewishness
Just in time for Passover, an exhibition devoted to Curious George sheds light on the character’s genesis and his German-Jewish creators’ exodus
How two middle class civil servants amassed a world class art collection
Jews on liberal Jews, artsy ‘ritual’, wild honey pie
An exhibition at New York’s Jewish Museum redefines the ritual object
The art-critic battle that turned Pollock, de Kooning, and others into superstars
How William Steig’s inner turmoil changed him
Why do Alex Katz’s elegant canvases strike critics as the ultimate in WASP art?
Chabad rabbinic students travel to rural areas with small Jewish populations
After delays caused by Orthodox men refusing to sit next to female passengers
The New York Times substitutes a bogus headline for actual reporting
It was meeting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Unlikely arrangement saves ornate ark as NYC temple becomes condominium
Paul Berman, Matti Friedman, Todd Gitlin, Heather Rogers, and Marc Weitzmann Give Us Five Reasons to Celebrate the New Year
Israel’s elite intelligence force now accepts virtual applications
The real-life gangster was a few years too late for the Prohibition-era show
The rocker will perform a free concert at his former high school tonight
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.