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 Rotem wants Arab judge sacked, Romney at AIPAC, and more
Neo-Nazi couple ‘adopts’ a Delaware highway
Plus Iranian bagels, the Irvine 11, Clinton vs. Bibi, and more
Shul attack, murder of immigrants, and the Dutch Kosher ban
Plus, exit Mitchell, stage irrelevant, and more
Jeff Hall, 32, was prominent in country’s largest white supremacist group
Plus Barak unafraid, Turkey down, and more in the news
Plus an Israeli horror flick, the biggest Seder ever, and more
Plus victory of the mock-Nazi stork, and more
It wasn’t just a case of bullying when a 16-year-old Jewish boy was beaten up in a small German town where hate runs deep
Promises, moodiness, and pressure
A writer wonders which neighbor will hide him when the next genocide happens
German blood libel depiction deemed not to incite hatred
Plus a Hungarian bust, a German painting, and more in the news
Settlements vs. Iran, Spielberg honored, 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.