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
Plus Romney on one-state solution and Gilad Shalit’s Rosh Hashanah letter
The Romney campaign wigs out on cue
Forget Clint Eastwood’s surreal speech.
For some Jewish conservatives, the RNC is a chance to be vocal about politics they usually keep quiet
The evangelical, who previously trafficked in anti-Mormon tropes, validated Romney’s religion in his RNC speech
Benjamin Ginsberg, Bush’s lawyer in the 2000 recount, has orchestrated a major power grab for Romney
After too many warm-up acts, Ann Romney and Chris Christie take the stage
Rabbi Meir Soloveichik leads the RNC crowd in prayer
Meir Soloveichik, scion of a famous Orthodox dynasty, will give the Republicans’ invocation
The three factors that explain why a Republican president is no more likely to stage a pre-emptive attack
Even more about the Jews
Plus, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi ousts Egyptian generals
Much ado about an apology
What the link to Iran means and doesn’t mean
Palestinians in the diaspora are thriving, so what exactly is preventing success in the West Bank and Gaza?
Israel’s elite intelligence force now accepts virtual applications
The real-life gangster was a few years too late for the Prohibition-era show
The rocker will perform a free concert at his former high school tonight
Haaretz writer booted from Birzeit conference; will an academic boycott ensue?
Visiting Warsaw with my uncle, I saw a different part of WWII history
Annual retreat draws a diverse group with a love for the Jewish language
Father of slain journalist Daniel Pearl calls production a ‘moral deformity’
Elana Sztokman flies the not-so friendly skies home to Israel
Hannah visited the high priest before conceiving Samuel. What happened?
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.