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
Peace process breakdown weakens the U.S.
Has Netanyahu prepared his country for this trying moment?
Plus Galliano convicted, tent protests tested, and more in the news
Plus Turkish tensions, occupied Sinai, and more in the news
Not really. Let us count the ways.
Plus A’jad being A’jad, China picks a side, and more in the news
Plus, new Azeri friends, mini-Madoff was big at the U, and more
Plus, U.S. prepares to call for Assad to step down, and more in the news
Plus, Turkey means never having to say you’re sorry, and more
Plus, Israel is the hot congressional vacation spot, and more in the news
Plus, Syrian ships shell Syrian city, and more in the news
Plus, Arab League considers Security Council, creepy Breivik surgery, and more
Meanwhile, U.S. backs away from supporting dissidents
Plus Arafat’s succesor? and more
Abbas recasts failure to reconcile as selling point at the U.N.
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.