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 Howard Jacobson’s must-read on Hanukkah, and more in the news
Plus Paladino and his rabbi, and more in the news
Plus Russia grows a backbone on Iran, and more in the news
How it could break the Palestinian impasse
The U.S. and Israel hash it out through articles
Plus Khamanei nixes talks with sanctions, and more in the news
Plus Yoffie speaks out, and more in the news
Plus Shalits on the march, and more in the news
Plus the all-religions yeshiva, and more in the news
Plus subsidies in the diamond district, and more
Plus more on yesterday’s protest, and more in the news
Plus politicizing genocide, and more
Plus the real Palestinian world, and more
Plus Weiner gets into a fight with a goat, and more
Plus the undeniable grossness of manna, 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.