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
Hillel’s invention predates that English earl by centuries!
It’s the ‘The New Colossus’ poet’s birthday
If you tweet it, we won’t delete it
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Plus real Persian firemen of Long Island, and more
A birthday message
That was the half-year that was, on The Scroll
A little bit of Prague for your collection of whimsical trinkets
Plus, Sharansky on Bonner, Bachman on Benedikt, and more
What Obama and Bibi will say (and what Abbas will be thinking), and more in the news
Plus Obama at AIPAC, Obama vs. Iran, and more
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Celebrate Mexican Jewry
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.