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
Clear goals and a ruthless enemy mean public opinion is with Israel—for now
A famous headline corrected, and a baseball legacy revisited
The historical relationship—and the proximity to power it afforded—enabled wider acceptance of Jews in America
The Bluths, returning this weekend for a fourth season, are the Jewish world’s archetypal family
At least…according to the Atlantic
Losing the only right answer
The JFNA General Assembly gets evacuated
Thomas Friedman, Elliott Abrams, Walter Russell Mead, and Aaron David Miller advise the next president
Ignoring cultural difference and overestimating politics has left us without a resolution. We can do better.
Quote of the Week: Astronaut Edition
But his subject is 1980s South Africa and Paul Simon
Friedman calls on prime minister to put his new coalition to work on peace
The first free presidential election in Egypt begins today. No matter the winner, liberal democracy has lost.
Thomas Friedman calls for Palestinian resistance along with a plan
Plus Homs pulverized, Adelson’s new agenda, and more in 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.