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
An incident that yields no thoughtful responses
Examining the implications of the fall of the Tal Law
Israel takes another small step toward Haredi conscription
Bucking convention in his village, Yousef Juhja sent three sons to the IDF—and one paid the ultimate price
The bulk of next year’s graduating class will be absorbed by the IDF
Plus Tal Law and Romney doubles down on Palestinian culture
Plus Kadima threat to leave government is real, and more in the news
Can activist Mickey Gitzin focus the social justice movement on a political message about synagogue and state?
Plus what is going on in Egypt? and more in the news
Protests, Kadima Party force Bibi to promise real concessions
Plus Syria only gets worse, and more in the news
Prime minister likely to propose compromise bill, keep coalition intact
Plus German intelligence official resigns, and more in the news
With squabbling of Kadima and religious parties, Bibi holds all the cards
As the Knesset considers a new national service law, young Arab citizens may be required to pitch in, too
The New York Times substitutes a bogus headline for actual reporting
It was meeting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Unlikely arrangement saves ornate ark as NYC temple becomes condominium
Paul Berman, Matti Friedman, Todd Gitlin, Heather Rogers, and Marc Weitzmann Give Us Five Reasons to Celebrate the New Year
Israel’s elite intelligence force now accepts virtual applications
The real-life gangster was a few years too late for the Prohibition-era show
The rocker will perform a free concert at his former high school tonight
Haaretz writer booted from Birzeit conference; will an academic boycott ensue?
Visiting Warsaw with my uncle, I saw a different part of WWII history
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.