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
The Syrian diaspora in Israel watches its once-vibrant ancestral home fall to ruin in the country’s civil war
Plus South Africa’s Zulu king will visit Israel
Plus, Michael Oren says the Israeli embassy was targeted by Iran
Plus, an update on Hungary’s favorite alleged Nazi war criminal
Plus, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi ousts Egyptian generals
And Iran and Syria are still fond of each other
Plus, a British bank may have helped Iran hide $250 billion
Plus, Syria’s prime minister defects to Jordan
The United Nations envoy to Syria washes his hands of Syria
Profiler of Asma al-Assad gets “duped” by Tina Brown
Plus Sacha Baron Cohen flip flops on Shimon Peres
The fall of Assad’s pro-Iranian regime is a net gain for the U.S., even if what replaces it isn’t a reliable ally
Plus Colorado movie theater shooter identified, and more
The Hezbollah leader affirms his support for Assad
Plus Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld together again
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.