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
The former Secretary of State places blame for conflict squarely on Hamas
A warning to journalists: Do not diss Chicago or its mediocre pizza
Plus Hong Kong’s Jewish high school graduates its first class, and more
‘The Daily Show’ host is making a flick about an imprisoned Iranian journalist
One of the outrages of a Brooklyn assemblyman’s notorious choice of Purim costumes is its effect on anti-Semitism
My Name Is Asher Lev and Disgraced bring to New York stages Jews and Muslims struggling with identity
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… but Yiddish is still Yiddish, Rep. Pelosi!
Plus Ed Koch now in bridge form, and more
Plus a contemporary cause on ancient walls, and more in the news
Plus mass nudity at the Dead Sea, and more
Plus mathematician rejects prize money, and more
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N.Y. congressman gives Jon Stewart ‘naches’
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.