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
The Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act
Two items making the news today
Asher Lopatin succeeds Avi Weiss at an influential seminary, offering a pluralistic version of Orthodoxy
Thanks to the patchwork of laws about same-sex marriage, I got trapped in legal limbo when I wanted a divorce
The Supreme Court will hear some big cases during Passover
The same-sex marriage cases will be heard at the end of next month
A battle over marriage equality spills over into the icing
Plus with Syrian conflict in mind, Israel plans a fence in the Golan Heights
A surprising call for conservatives to stop running against it
A new American portrait emerges
When I got engaged—to another rabbi, and another woman—my grandmother’s approval didn’t come easy
Passes in a landslide
On same-sex marriage, Orthodox Jews should keep the religious and civil separate—as they do on other issues
Plus more power to Bibi, and more
Plus Israeli minister cautions on settlement growth, and more
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.