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
The influential writer reflects on six decades of art, worry, and Jewish Princess jokes
Assassinated for his opposition to Zionism, de Haan’s life was a succession of scandals, from sex with young Arabs to radical diplomacy
‘This Changes Everything’ is great, except for the parts that don’t add up
The Book of Jonah teaches us to reach beyond our own community with the holiday’s message—whether we are accepted or rejected
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
Plus more power to Bibi, and more
Salafists, Christians could defeat Muslim Brotherhood for presidency
Energy deal a pillar of Camp David Accords
Plus anti-Semitism at the CIA, and more in the news
And the Dead Sea experiences shrinkage
Plus the crisis moves toward Syria, and more in the news
Israeli energy source squeezed in the south, disputed in the west
Recent tensions only reveal fundamental shared interests. Hopefully.
Plus, Hezbollah gets feistier, Weiner’s district, and more in the news
Recently discovered gas and oil fields could make Israel one of the world’s largest energy producers. That threatens Iran’s power, which is why its agents in Lebanon are manufacturing a border dispute.
Sabotages could break the Israeli peace, shove Jordan into Iran’s arms
Lebanon’s line gives it a chunk of gas field, could also create conflict
Plus, exit Mitchell, stage irrelevant, and more
Pipeline explosion coincides with re-examination of Egyptian gas deal
Plus who will stop Assad? and more in the news
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.