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
Prominent Jews like the Harvard lawyer have spent years criticizing Obama. So, why are they endorsing him?
Policies proposed by Mitt Romney, especially on education, are antithetical to fairness and compassion
What’s known and unknown about bilateral talks with Iran
This says more about us than it does about him
The comic’s political videos are actually the worst representation of the president’s subtlety and values
Who had the town hall debate’s most Jewish question?
Plus Hamas fires anti-aircraft weapon at Israel for first time ever
Losing sight of what’s useful
Or perhaps proof of why we need more Jewish holidays
For years, the Arabic press promoted the conspiracy that Jews fixed U.S. elections. That’s changing.
Plus the Free Gaza Movement’s promotion of Holocaust revision
Thomas Friedman, Elliott Abrams, Walter Russell Mead, and Aaron David Miller advise the next president
Plus Alan Gross gets a visit from Cuban Jewish leaders
The donor speaks out in a rare interview
Plus AIPAC names new spokesman known as “the quote machine”
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.