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
U.N. report author sentenced 28 blacks to death
Plus a new music school, a ‘Housewives’ spat, and more
Plus words over water, a politicized rite, and more in the news
Pressure from S. African community will keep the judge from joining the hora
Plus Shimon Peres’s ‘sex appeal,’ and more in the news
William Kentridge and the art of righting history’s wrongs
Plus oh hi Farrakhan, ‘Brooklyn Shore,’ and more in the news
Plus Abbas OKs indirect talks, a mohel’s grandson for VP, and more in the news
Plus the Israeli with 17 wives, and more in the news
Plus U.S. Nazi hunting, a foiled plot in Yemen, and more in the news
Desmond Tutu’s Palestinian activism reflects South Africa’s anti-Zionism
High-priced holidays, blushing brides, and a wasted plea
Plus Tutu, Sendak, and more in the news
Even if Hebrew-language skills still elude him
Half a century ago, Albie Sachs sat defiantly on a bench designated “for non-whites only.” Today he sits on South Africa’s highest court.
Chabad rabbinic students travel to rural areas with small Jewish populations
After delays caused by Orthodox men refusing to sit next to female passengers
The New York Times substitutes a bogus headline for actual reporting
It was meeting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Unlikely arrangement saves ornate ark as NYC temple becomes condominium
Paul Berman, Matti Friedman, Todd Gitlin, Heather Rogers, and Marc Weitzmann Give Us Five Reasons to Celebrate the New Year
Israel’s elite intelligence force now accepts virtual applications
The real-life gangster was a few years too late for the Prohibition-era show
The rocker will perform a free concert at his former high school tonight
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.