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
If they’re of Arab descent, ‘Forward’ says
London writer says ultra-Orthodox groups have state OK to keep Jews, Arabs apart
Yom Kippur without God, a Catholic call-out, and Dylan disappoints
Iran threatens, Barak is sued, Madoff victims stew, and more in the news
Palestinians more impoverished; ultra-Orthodox more hungry
But meetings have resulted in little apparent progress
A translation of Mahmoud Darwish’s journals offers an introduction to the Palestinian poet’s work
Because it’s a loss in the ‘Legitimacy War,’ Princeton prof argues
Obama says one thing, Peres says another, and more in the news
With concert in Israel this week, after recovering from food poisoning
Through Arab media, blogosphere
Obama plans a photo op, Russian inmates get sanctuary, and more in the news
Mitchell’s dreams, HRW’s scandal, and more in the news
Imagining Mamet, roaming charges, and the band that played on
A violent clash, a deportation, and more from 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.