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
Will Israel be the field of the forthcoming GOP civil war?
What Jacob—the hero of this week’s parasha—and the Tea Party can teach us about politics
GOP gains empower Cantor, not Schumer
Jon Stewart’s ‘Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear’ was a wasted opportunity for liberals
Plus Archbishop Tutu calls for boycott, and more
Although it’s too late for Carl Paladino
Glenn Beck’s favorite ‘historian’ enlists the Founding Fathers in a battle against diversity
Tea Party goes all philo-Semitic
Will CPAC victory harm GOP with Jews?
Trouble JTS, preparing for Valentine’s Day, and more
A haftorah of payment and purity
Plus Jews compliment Hitler, Who Dat?!, and more
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.