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
European cineastes clash with American ironists and shlock-meisters at the film-world’s biggest hoedown
Russian-born Julia Loktev’s haunting new The Loneliest Planet sends beautiful youth into the wilderness
The Possession, starring Matisyahu, fails to live up to the potential of Jewish horror films
Accused rapist, a Jew, decries ‘age-old witch hunt of a minority group’
Lindsay, Mel, and a Lesson in Yiddish
Plus Lebanon simmering, and more
Plus Woody speaks up for justice, and more in the news
Director issues first self-defense since arrest
A haftorah of enemies, real and imagined
Plus Polanski’s request, another Ponzi scheme, and more in the news
Plus Polanski’s way out, Egypt’s hated wall, and more in the news
Plus smoked meat in a pastrami town
Novelist-provocateur thinks religion, not rape, to blame for director’s woes
With silence from Switzerland, everyone else debates director’s arrest
Fagin’s dearest companions have been villains and thieves. This time Roman Polanski makes him a victim.
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.