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
P.M. nixes unilateral independence and bi-national state
Plus mathematician rejects prize money, and more
Plus Kagan discusses Chinese food, and more in the news
Inside Israel’s insane coalition politics
Plus Yuri wants a rematch, and more
Plus Alan ♥ Salam, and more in the news
Are they all Palestinians now?
Salam Fayyad tries to build a state
The Palestinians wait; Syria could be Israel’s shortcut
Plus informal U.S.-Hamas talks, Palestine next year, and more in the news
The ‘proximity talks,’ and what happens if they fail
Plus carping over gefilte fish, and more bad puns
The speeches at Herzliya, protecting the kids from Judaism, and more
And how possible Palestinian self-sovereignty could prompt progress
Plus Hamas in a huff 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.