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
What is the Palestinian prime minister driving at?
Why the carrots are really sticks
Plus the Moses Herzog of terrorists, and more in the news
The Palestinian ambassador to Washington sees a role for the American Jewish community in creating a Palestinian state
Plus a contemporary cause on ancient walls, and more in the news
Israel’s controversial new oath of allegiance reflects the reality of sectarian politics in the Middle East
Plus Palestinian studies at Columbia, and more
But who is a Jew? A morning with Danny Ayalon
Plus Peres and Barak paint the town red, and more
Salam Fayyad, the West’s favorite Palestinian
Fayyad’s police, playing on Kol Nidre, and more
Sending you off with extra material
Why Iran fears the peace process
Hope springs eternal, but could it be for real this time?
Where the problematic ‘Fayyad Plan’ fits
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.