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
Die Hard, Scrooged, Trading Places, and more
Used his phone to film his kids’ band playing a concert in NYC
Beloved celebrity couple Yehuda Levi and Ninet Tayeb split after eight years
Plus rent Spielberg’s house, Joan Rivers wants Bristol Palin’s life, and more
European cineastes clash with American ironists and shlock-meisters at the film-world’s biggest hoedown
My family Kiddush became the haunting opening for Schindler’s List, and was sampled by the hip-hop collective
Plus feminist protests in Europe turns some heads
America’s greatest Jewish director was haunted by the Nazi horror—too much to address it directly in film
And Steven Spielberg has dropped out of one of them
Plus locusts descend upon Egypt
What if Lincoln, Life of Pi, and other Academy Award-nominated films got sequels starring Jewish characters?
The Golden Globes and Oscars reward Lincoln and Django. Are slavery movies the new Holocaust flicks?
Plus Massachusetts rabbi considering Senate run
Spielberg’s timely new Civil War biopic portrays a man leading his people to the gates of the Promised Land
The Brooklyn-born Jewish actor turns 65
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.