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
In 2005, I spent Yom Kippur with Beth Israel Congregation in New Orleans
Eight years after the devastating storm, remembering the first High Holidays
A tribute to the free-associating genius of the Silver Jews, whose work has flowed in and out of my life
At NOLA bakery, Israelis sample pecan pie and buttermilk biscuits—with a side order of American culture
How history lost Judah P. Benjamin, the most prominent American Jew of the 19th century
Jewish college basketball coaches will gather for their annual Final Four bagel brunch on Saturday, despite scandals surrounding two founding members
A handful of Jewish entrepreneurs are reinventing the jazz scene in New Orleans, a city with a tiny and aging Jewish population but a strong musical tradition in which different cultures have long mixed
Plus the man who gave us Passover Coke, and more
Plus talk borders, not settlements, and more
What’s cooking in New Orleans
A new year in New Orleans, Horowitz v. Luban, and more
Rosh Hashanah in New Orleans, five years after Hurricane Katrina
A New Yorker flees to New Orleans and finds himself surrounded by Jews
A New Orleans resident reflects on how the Czech master prepared him for the oil spill
Mardi Gras Jieuxs Krewes, Nazis courting Muslims, and more
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.