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
Putting ourselves in political, moral, and now actual lockdown is more threatening than Islamic terrorism
Plus everything you need to know about Chechens
Writer Anita Diamant on the manhunt in her neighborhood
Police on manhunt for Chechen teenager suspected in marathon bombing
President addresses Boston memorial, anti-Semites push conspiracy theories
And Anne Frank’s stepsister says she would have been a Belieber
And a 16-year-old yeshiva student in Long Island chose today to make a bomb threat
Those who ran to help in Boston embody the ideal of ‘walking in God’s ways’
Eight-year-old victim identified as Martin Richard, of Dorchester.
My view from just above the marathon finish line
At least two dead, 49 injured
Zero Dark Thirty and the Israeli documentary The Gatekeepers are up for Academy Awards. Only one should win.
The late New York mayor told me he wanted to be remembered by my son Daniel Pearl’s final words: ‘I am Jewish.’
We must drop the assumption that there is no way to vanquish Hamas. Terrorists have been defeated before.
Saudi charities fund terrorists and their families—including Hamas’ late military chief Ahmed Jabari
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
Annual retreat draws a diverse group with a love for the Jewish language
Father of slain journalist Daniel Pearl calls production a ‘moral deformity’
Elana Sztokman flies the not-so friendly skies home to Israel
Hannah visited the high priest before conceiving Samuel. What happened?
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.