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
Plus Kagan passes, Shylock schemes, and more in the news
Plus Abbas is told to keep talks indirect, and more in the news
Obama backs Bibi on direct talks
Plus Bibi and Abbas disagree on talks, and more in the news
Plus, what’s new with the Palestinians, and a Talmudic inquiry
Inside Israel’s insane coalition politics
Plus the Jewish World Cup, and more
Gaza under blockade is unique
Plus Weiner gets into a fight with a goat, and more
Plus Iran sanctions all set, and more in the news
Michael Oren, Israel’s U.S. ambassador, says Washington will always need his country as an ally
Cameron condemns, Abbas has a prize, and more flotilla reax
Plus the futile Flotilla? and more in the news
Plus Bibi to stop by D.C., and more in the news
Plus a Jewish ‘Jersey Shore,’ 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.