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
Plus locusts descend upon Egypt
If Philip Roth sold his characters to Disney
Reading his last novels, I longed to dispel Roth’s gloom until I realized he wants me to just sit with it
A Television Critics Association panel hosts two titans
A conversation about literature, Judaism, and the Almighty with the great Yale literary critic
The top 10 Christmas songs written by Jews, from ‘Silver Bells’ to ‘Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow’
A startling example of life imitating art
The sweet surprises of The Lawgiver‘s archaism
With The Lawgiver, the best-selling novelist takes another stab at the kind of Hollywood fame he’s always coveted
After crafting dozens of fictional versions of exits and endings, the writer carefully manages his own
Starting a conversation about Jewish fiction
What’s up? A follow-up to our round-up
Sendak and Roth each add their own bon mot
New poll shows economy top issue for Jewish voters, strong Obama support
The author aims to set the record straight about ‘The Human Stain’
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.