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 Israel and ‘12, sustainable delis, and more
Plus, Abbas, Ross, the Druze, and more in the news
Plus, sanctioned Assad blames Israel, and more in the news
False account of Israel’s founding ill-serves two-state track
What Obama and Bibi will say (and what Abbas will be thinking), and more in the news
Syrian regime has own use for ‘Nakba Day;’ 16 deaths reported
After reconciliation with Hamas, can the P.A. be trusted with millions of dollars?
Plus, Abbas vows no Hamas in West Bank, Egyptian violence, and more in the news
The myriad problems with and underlying logic for reconciliation
ICG’s Nathan Thrall talks to Tablet Magazine
Plus Egypt goes rogue, Syria and Syrians in crosshairs, and more in the news
This week in Israel: Fatah and Hamas come to an agreement, Palestinian police kill an Israeli worshiper in the West Bank, and the royal wedding raises flags in Modi’in
Will reconciliation doom or help the statehood cause?
Can they pick up where they left off?
And how it could prompt real concessions from Israel and the U.S.
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.