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
Trouble in the Golan
Plus Syrian rebels capture UN peacemakers in the Golan Heights
Veep aims to inoculate from criticism on Israel
Plus Jack Lew gets confirmed as Treasury Secretary
Plus Syrian rebels treated in Israel and returned to Syria
Plus Christine Quinn weighs the pros and cons of a Koch endorsement
Plus the Women of the Wall break through with largest service yet
Plus Syrian Druze are joining the opposition
Plus one of the stranger response to our BDS piece
Plus a suicide bomber strikes the United States Embassy in Turkey
Plus the United Nations report calls on end to all settlements
Plus Brooklyn College endures BDS scandal
Updates on war and peace
Plus John Kerry confirmed as secretary of state
A round-up of fake news we wish were true and true news we wish were fake
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.