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
Alice Walker will not allow Hebrew translation of The Color Purple
John Travolta’s massages, ‘homosexual Jewish men’ in Hollywood, and the true nature of prejudice
Plus Paul’s turn on Jerusalem, the Marvin Miller baseball card, and more
Here’s what to root for
Spielberg, rumored to be involved, probably isn’t
The newest George Lucas production, Red Tails, forces a Star Wars nerd to come to terms with a troubling philosophy
Plus, microarchaeology in Ashkelon, ranking Spielberg’s hits, and more
Schindler’s List is astoundingly stupid, Inglourious Basterds is cartoonishly potent, and more in our list of the greatest Jewish movies of all time
Director is reportedly interested in Exodus project
Plus the U.S. reacts strongly to Iran nuclear report, and more
Yes, you can put the three together in one sentence
This week in Israel: ‘Iron Dome’ missile defense protects Ashkelon, Lieberman flushes and prepares for indictment, a train crashes, Justin Bieber gets tangled up, and more
‘Survivor’ meets ‘E.R.’ meets Jerusalem
A Torah portion of difficult choices
Settlements vs. Iran, Spielberg honored, and more in the news
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.