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
This is all getting a little bit silly
Plus a UN org erases Israel from its map
Plus Barak says unilateral withdrawal from West Bank should be considered
He will also make a few stops elsewhere in the region
Meanwhile, 3,000 Gaza teenagers graduate Hamas training school
Does this mean there can be peace?
Israel and Iran featured in a foreign policy debate with little substance
An October surprise with some curious timing
Thomas Friedman, Elliott Abrams, Walter Russell Mead, and Aaron David Miller advise the next president
Plus cantors and rabbis take the Food Stamp Challenge
+972 Magazine strikes up an unlikely conversation
Israel’s long-term health is also imperiled
Stolen Kremlin records show how the Soviets, including Gorbachev, created many of today’s Middle East conflicts
Birthright Israel will take 40,000 young Jews on a free trip to the Jewish state this year. We’re joining them.
New ICG report calls for reset of current negotiations paradigm
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.