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 Russia resists harsh Syria resolution (again), and more
Plus U.S. joins Arab states to fund Syrian rebels, and more in the news
Plus is a Syria ceasefire in the offing? and more in the news
Plus Syria’s tragedy, ‘Neo’ is a Jew, and more in the news
Plus Kleztky’s killer goes insane route, and more in the news
The cost is staggering, the reward inarticulable
Plus Arafat’s succesor? and more
Appropriate songs for his Tel Aviv gig
Faced with upheaval across the Middle East, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called elections for September. But it’s unclear who might run to succeed him, if the aging leader really does step down.
And he now has choice words for daddy’s group
Plus Jews have their say on health-care reform, and more
Brittany Murphy’s widower is Jewish, Israel wants further reparations, and more
Speculation on a post-Abbas Palestinian Authority
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.