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
Will this usher in the second coming of Joe Lieberman?
Lieberman gives farewell on the 12th anniversary of Bush v. Gore decision
Joe rides the Shabbat elevator with McCain, tells a bad joke
Joe Lieberman rumored to be Romney pick for Secretary of State
As conference begins, lobby seeks to move U.S. position closer to Israel’s
Plus, Iranian leaders feud, Drake joins Kravitz, and more
That was the half-year that was, on The Scroll
A friend says yes; I merely marvel at Lieberman’s effect on Jews
First Jewish national candidate is four-term senator
Kids are exposed to many loaded terms each day, from ‘gay’ to ‘Yid’ to the n-word. Some are OK to use, in some contexts, for some people. Some are not. How can we teach them which are which?
With more Republicans than ever
Plus Abbas OKs indirect talks, a mohel’s grandson for VP, and more in the news
N.Y. congressman gives Jon Stewart ‘naches’
Connecticut AG Richard Blumenthal expected to win Dodd’s seat
Navasky on Lieberman, Hannukah’s ‘Avatar,’ 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.