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
Plus Natalie getting married, and more in the news
Plus Harvey Milk’s camera shop, and more in the news
Plus is Abbas a perennial no-sayer? and more in the news
Plus gross bagel snacks, homo Seinfeld-economicus, and more
Plus Israel and Turkey near deal, and more in the news
Prestige hurt, but Turkish diplomacy is back
Plus what WikiLeaks told us today, and more in the news
Plus Israel takes a breather on Iran, and more
Plus the incredible, inedible foreskin, and more
But urgency on Iran cuts both ways
Plus go hug an Armenian! and more
Plus Russian Jews skipping town, a Russian Jew returns, and more
Progress toward Kurdistan, and more
The Turkish prime minister is losing control of his country’s Kurdish problem, even as rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan sits in prison
The Turkish government’s elaborate repression, 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.