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
Are they all Palestinians now?
Salam Fayyad tries to build a state
Plus Highway 443 revisited, and more in the news
Plus cruise control, building battle, and more in the news
Plus nukes in Prague, sex in the West Bank, and more in the news
Did Obama apply pressure at the wrong time?
Plus death by Gaza rocket and more in the news
Plus the talks must go on, Iranian dissenters, and more in the news
Israeli move seems designed to antagonize
What a democratic revolution in Iran would mean for the Islamic Republic’s relationship with Israel
Plus skirmish over Lebanon, Palestinian sex scandal, and more in the news
Plus Abbas OKs indirect talks, a mohel’s grandson for VP, and more in the news
On the Golan, Hamas, and—yes—J Street
Says he didn’t understand local politics
Plus Merkel the pro-Israel maverick, 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.