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
Homeland star announces plans to run for Israeli office on Colbert Report
Here’s why he made it
ScarJo’s SodaStream spot, that ‘Seinfeld’ reunion, and Coca Cola’s yarmulkes
The actor on 1960s New York, the Coen Brothers, and, of course, Homeland
Plus this year’s Forward 50 announced, and more in the news
Plus Mandy Patinkin’s favorite Princess Bride line, and more in the news
“She’s crying wolf again, Sauuuul”
Blesses couple during Stephen Colbert’s on-air ‘shutdown wedding’ ceremony
Plus Sacha Baron Cohen’s Yom Kippur service, and more in the news
Plus Iron Dome battery deployed in Netanya, and more in the news
Plus the State Department postpones honor for Egyptian anti-Semite
Plus NSA declassifies Jonathan Pollard damage assessment
Plus, is Israel retaliating for the UN vote?
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Post-Sept. 11 fear and regret loom over the gripping new season of the Emmy-winning terrorism drama
The New York Times substitutes a bogus headline for actual reporting
It was meeting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Unlikely arrangement saves ornate ark as NYC temple becomes condominium
Paul Berman, Matti Friedman, Todd Gitlin, Heather Rogers, and Marc Weitzmann Give Us Five Reasons to Celebrate the New Year
Israel’s elite intelligence force now accepts virtual applications
The real-life gangster was a few years too late for the Prohibition-era show
The rocker will perform a free concert at his former high school tonight
Haaretz writer booted from Birzeit conference; will an academic boycott ensue?
Visiting Warsaw with my uncle, I saw a different part of WWII history
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.