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
Vetoed U.N. sanctions still betray which way the wind is blowing
Plus, Syria resolution vetoed, Grapel still jailed, and more in the news
Leon Panetta says Israel is increasingly isolated. But the big problem is that Washington is running away from its influence in the Middle East.
Plus, Iranian nukes, Noah Baumbach on Noah (as in Ark), and more
Plus Congress halts some aid to Palestinians, and more in the news
Plus Ben-Hur the Jew, Dylan’s paintings, and more
Can anything bring the two nations to détente?
Neoconservatives about-face on U.S. envoy to Syria
Plus ‘Islamic liberalism,’ Perry fisked, and more
Plus Park51 opens, and more in the news
Plus, hikers released, Jewish outreach, and more in the news
Plus Syria soon sans Assad, and more in the news
Plus Israel clears out embassy in Jordan, and more in the news
Plus Galliano convicted, tent protests tested, and more in the news
Envoy angrily rebuts lie that most Syrian protesters are ‘terrorists’
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.