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 Cameron calls Gaza ‘prison camp,’ and more
Plus Rabbi Schneier steps out, and more
The ‘Jordan as Palestinian state’ trope
Amman’s ambassador to Washington talks about the possibilities for Middle East peace
Plus de-linking ‘linkage,’ non-Ambassador Dershowitz, and more in the news
Plus Bibi’s boy, to live and die in East Jerusalem, and more
Plus Le Pen’s good day, go Vols, and more in the news
Today in the Dubai Murder Mystery
Bemoans lack of ‘real progress’ since 1979
Plus a pope defends another, the ‘couch crisis,’ and more in the news
Plus the Israeli with 17 wives, and more in the news
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Plus the slain Iranian physicist, Dysentery-a, and more
Plus post-Holocaust Picassos, Vampire Weekend’s Jewishness, and more
Plus Rabbi Shmuley stuck at Newark International, 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.