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
Informant in N.J. case gets years off sentence, but can’t go home again
UPDATED: Son of Syrian community helped feds arrest rabbis, pols, organ trafficker
Guilty pleas in L.A.; meeting with Jewish leaders in N.J.
Our editor ponders Madoff, Dwek, and other shandes
Arrested kidney broker raises big questions
The N.J. case in Israel, the Madoff case, and more
Plus, Israel threatens Hezbollah
Fail even to attempt a decent Jersey joke
Israeli mafiosi and a disgraced Syrian rabbi
Yesterday’s 44 arrests hit community leaders
How a venerated rabbi got swept up in a sensational crime
All it took was one man, officials say
Playwright David Adjmi’s love-hate relationship with his Syrian Jewish roots
A cantorial tour, Syrian Jews, and more from 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.