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 German intelligence official resigns, and more in the news
Plus U.S. joins Arab states to fund Syrian rebels, and more in the news
Hamas, Fatah Are Far Apart, but Hope—and Reason to Hope—Remains
Plus concerns of covert Iranian breakout, and more in the news
Plus Adnan to be released, marching in Damascus, and more in the news
Probably not; but this Fatah-Hamas deal is more interesting than the last one
Plus Bibi in the States, Iran talk for real, and more in the news
New Middle East makes Amman a new center of gravity
Plus ‘Israel Firsters,’ the Americans of Beit Shemesh, and more
Why Ankara might be the next stop for Abbas and Meshal
Meet the new problems, same as the old problems
The logic behind the new Fatah-Hamas unity
Plus drawing 1,027 Palestinians and one Israeli, and more
Not really. Let us count the ways.
Plus, the Turkish complications, and more in 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.