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
Plus Beebs strikes again.
Plus cooking with Cel-Ray soda
Documentary film The Light in Her Eyes reveals how a Syrian school upends notions about religious education
Plus Kadima threat to leave government is real, and more in the news
Plus what is going on in Egypt? and more in the news
Should Columbia rescind the acceptance of Sheherazad Jaafari, who spun her boss’s atrocities to the press?
Plus Syria only gets worse, and more in the news
Inertia is its own moral choice, the great critic argued, a point to remember when facing the crisis in Syria
Plus Syria transition plan shockingly fails, and more in the news
Israeli officials condemns the violence in Syria even as the end game remains unclear
Plus, Reform and Conservative rabbis scorned, and more in the news
Plus the Etan Patz confession, and more in the news
Plus a new Egyptian constitution, and more in the news
U.S. ambassador to Syria blames Russia, Iran for enabling slaughter
Plus Obama’s bold cyberwar campaign, 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.