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
Rick Santorum says tourism is down 95 percent. That’s not exactly true.
The detailed, downloadable 57-page guidebook is a bid to encourage tourism
Later this month, a Jewish lawyer and Arab coffee-shop owner will open Jisr az Zarqa’s first hostel
After Netanyahu’s March apology, Israeli visits to Turkey increased 80 percent
Street performers who pose for tourists by the Colosseum battle city authorities
The genocide committed by Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime earns a place in Washington’s Holocaust Museum
Some families go to the Caribbean to enjoy the sun. Ours visited out-of-the-way shuls. I took a recent trip to the Mediterranean island of Corsica and was reminded that Jews travel to see other Jews.
In The Cardboard Valise, cartoonist Ben Katchor tries to decode the human impulse toward travel—and rouse the readers of graphic novels from their ‘somnambulistic trance’
More than a million people visit the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland each year, where they’re led by specially trained tour guides charged with telling—and retelling—a story of unimaginable horror
Plus new referendum law, anti-Semitism in Britain, and more in the news
Belarus embraces Chagall but leaves his Jewishness at the door
Plus IDF cleared on flotilla, another boat approaches, and more in the news
Plus a heist wife, Israel’s size does’t matter, and more
A ‘Haaretz’ writer finds them cringeworthy
Tomorrow, though not actually legal
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.