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
When celebrities die, tributes flood social media—and I can’t help but ‘dislike’
Plus chemical weapons watchdog wins Nobel Peace Prize, and more
Plus ultra-Orthodox protest IDF draft changes in New York City, and more
At his bar mitzvah, my son took his place in the men’s section of the shul—a place where mothers can’t go
Sendak and Roth each add their own bon mot
On his centennial, the kids’ illustrator and New Yorker and Daily Worker contributor is celebrated in Miami
Man is born a clown.
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A few more notes on the late illustrator Sendak
Plus Obama forsakes sticks and stones against Syria, and more
Quintessential children’s book author with a dark side
Plus Israel’s northern border tense due to Syria, and more in the news
Plus, Portman to make vegan documentary, Kunis does Dior, and more
Plus when did *she* grow to be so tall? and more
Plus Iron Dome debuts, an AIPAC apology, 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.