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 Rivers crosses Palin and lives to tell about it, and more
Plus Giamatti wins Globe as Jew, and more
Plus Barak out of Labor, Palin unrepentant, and more in the news
Why she meant it, and why it’s the ADL’s turn to talk
Plus Shultz joins Team Pollard, and more in the news
Plus an Upper West Side bomb threat, and more in the news
Plus Assange accuser in the West Bank, and more
Will Israel be the field of the forthcoming GOP civil war?
Plus the settlers’ favorite former Alaska governor, and more
Why it’s his fault that Glenn Beck is free to be Glenn Beck
No one takes a run more seriously than the White House
Tea Party goes all philo-Semitic
Clear on developers’ rights, less on wisdom
Defeat for opponents
Snooki, Levi, and a lesson in Yiddish
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.