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
Another trying week on Iran and its nuclear program draws to a close
Top Israeli military and intelligence analysts are divided over which side to back in Syria’s civil war
At least until the U.S. presidential election, Netanyahu won’t risk angering Obama
Plus Syrian unrest unrests Lebanon, and more in the news
Plus Bibi in the catbird seat, and more in the news
They may smell imminent attack; they may also smell imminent elecitons
Not exactly, but Israeli politics are entering America
Plus concerns of covert Iranian breakout, and more in the news
If Israel decides to carry out a strike against Iran, the desert town of Dimona could be a likely target for retaliation. Are its residents worried?
The Israeli leadership is at war with itself over Iran: In one corner, Bibi Netanyahu and Ehud Barak. In the other, former Mossad chief Meir Dagan.
Former Mossad head continues new job as thorn in Israeli government’s side
Israel and Iran are fighting a not-so-secret clandestine war. But Israel is likely to attack Iran’s nuclear program this spring, making it official.
Plus Congress halts some aid to Palestinians, and more in the news
That was the half-year that was, on The Scroll
Rebuked by government, Mossad chief still offers opinions
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.