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
Who cares about March Madness when there are Apgar tests, violin lessons, and a million other things for a Jewish parent to be anxious about? Here’s a bracket for parental anxiety.
Natalie Portman, the Harvard-educated, politically active, award-nominated actress, is a great example of why kids should stop trying so hard and start having fun
Saying goodbye to Medium, the surprisingly Jewish television show that perfectly captured the realities of parenting, the depths of grief, and the joys of everyday life
The secular new year forces us to look forward, and tradition requires we make resolutions.
While Colbert and Stewart face off in D.C., parents, too, hover between sanity and fear
To the neurotic urban parent, Sukkot might as well be called Booths of Death
A debate: Is cyberbullying inevitable, or can parents stop the tide?
A haftorah of joys and tribulations
I can’t talk to my kids about Israel
When secular and religious worlds collide, which should win?
An argument for keeping summertime unplugged
After a seder circus, wondering if too much emphasis on children is ruining ritual
Passover is about freedom, so let’s not encourage our kids to be slaves to their allergies
How becoming a father drove me away from Judaism—and my daughters into the Episcopal Church
Want an epic adventure? Try having kids in New York
Chabad rabbinic students travel to rural areas with small Jewish populations
After delays caused by Orthodox men refusing to sit next to female passengers
The New York Times substitutes a bogus headline for actual reporting
It was meeting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Unlikely arrangement saves ornate ark as NYC temple becomes condominium
Paul Berman, Matti Friedman, Todd Gitlin, Heather Rogers, and Marc Weitzmann Give Us Five Reasons to Celebrate the New Year
Israel’s elite intelligence force now accepts virtual applications
The real-life gangster was a few years too late for the Prohibition-era show
The rocker will perform a free concert at his former high school tonight
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.