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
Stolen Kremlin records show how the Soviets, including Gorbachev, created many of today’s Middle East conflicts
Plus tension in Lebanon, Iranian provocation, and more in the news
Not really. Let us count the ways.
Israel and Jordan once worked together for peace. Now their alliance is collapsing, driven apart by the issue of refugee resettlement, and Jordan may be turning to Iran.
The prospects for a Palestinian state have rarely been more grim
J Street chief Jeremy Ben-Ami calls the plays for the first self-confident alternative Jewish establishment
Plus the first step on Iran is acceptance, and more
Israeli President Shimon Peres reflects on his mentor, his peace partner, and whether the State of Israel will survive
New book reveals PM’s motives
Plus a new peace push, if Netanyahu will have it, and more in the news
Uri Davis calls himself ‘a Palestinian, Hebrew, of Jewish origin, anti-Zionist’
It’s Israel’s fault, says Fatah
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.