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
Gaza leadership gains power in Hamas, and more in the news
Plus $100k up for grabs! and more in the news
Plus the Islamist who would be president, and more in the news
Plus Russia resists harsh Syria resolution (again), and more
Plus what’s going to happen to Egypt, and more in the news
Plus Egypt prisoner swap in the works, and more in the news
The Man Without a Face, Masha Gessen’s biography of the Russian leader, reminds us why U.S. Jews must put pressure on a repressive foreign regime
‘Time 100′ suggests closer Turkish-Qatari, GOP-Bibi ties
Plus commander who attacked soldier is dismissed, and more in the news
I went to Syria to photograph the rebellion. But when the army took aim at the village where I was staying, I escaped to Turkey with 100 refugees.
The real tests are yet to come.
Plus, Wouk’s new work, another White House seder and more
Diplomacy has failed in Syria. What next?
Plus Hezbollah in hot water, and more in the news
Plus secret pre-peace talks, 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.