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
Plus Sacha Baron Cohen’s Yom Kippur service, and more in the news
Plus, Egypt admits it ignored Israel’s warning
Plus Sacha Baron Cohen flip flops on Shimon Peres
Plus among the Hasidim undercover and in drag, and more
In his Arab-despot farce, Sacha Baron Cohen tries too hard to get under the skin of Arabs, Jews, and Americans
Plus former Mossad head criticizes Romney, and more
Plus Israeli talks, Israeli Apartheid Week, and more
Sacha Baron Cohen has been warned not to commit any stunts at the Oscars. But why should he listen? It’s not as if he’ll ever win one.
Plus an uprising in Jordan, an argument in D.C., and more
You can bet on it (literally)
In other news, there is no Santa Claus
Plus Jesus and ‘The Simpsons,’ and more
Wants $110M because of scene in ‘Brüno’
Borat and Bart, the internet as shtetl, and last Afghani Jew wants a break
For signing on to Tel Aviv protest without due diligence
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.