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
Military issues official siddur for the first time since World War II
The unpiloted AirMule can fly with up to 800 pounds of cargo
How last month’s attacks in Nairobi, a reminder of the Mumbai siege, may bring them even closer together
Jewish tradition is weighted definitively against pacifism. But does that mean drone warfare is kosher?
In Fortress Israel, journalist Patrick Tyler argues that the country’s warrior ethos impedes Mideast peace
American veterans of the Israeli army face alienation from their peers in both countries. A group called Aluf Stone gives them a place to belong.
But Barak doesn’t like it, plus peace-talk status reports, military exercises, and more in the news
Perennial prize-winners, fear of Christ, and Gibson’s luck
Like generations of Jewish service members, my husband, a Navy pilot, will spend the High Holidays overseas
France, rhetoric, and the soldiering life
Boca congressman gets event rescheduled
Use training for nefarious purposes, Salon says
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.