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
The influential writer reflects on six decades of art, worry, and Jewish Princess jokes
Assassinated for his opposition to Zionism, de Haan’s life was a succession of scandals, from sex with young Arabs to radical diplomacy
‘This Changes Everything’ is great, except for the parts that don’t add up
The Book of Jonah teaches us to reach beyond our own community with the holiday’s message—whether we are accepted or rejected
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
Plus hundred of Jewish tombstones recovered in Greece after long search
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Living off of Jewish memory in old Chernowitz, once the Jerusalem of Ukraine
The skilled Israeli painter, a Holocaust survivor who died two years ago, has a major gallery show in New York. Plus: an interview with his daughter.
An entrepreneur opened a Jewish-themed restaurant in Lviv, Ukraine. Chopped liver is on the menu, but not its price—diners get to haggle over it.
A new English-language translation of the short stories of Soviet writer Der Nister, or The Hidden One, brings his enigmatic Yiddish work to light
The Ukrainian Black Sea port has lost most of its Jews, but not the vestiges of the muddled, criminal city Isaac Babel imagined
Plus when did *she* grow to be so tall? and more
Plus oh Shelley Berkley, the BBC, and more
Plus Palestinian engineer taken, the tsunami, and more in the news
Yeah, we said ‘Who?’ too
A one-of-a-kind character, yet consummately of his times
Timothy Snyder’s Bloodlands contextualizes the story of Eastern European Jewry’s sad fate without relativizing it
Rodger Kamenetz’s new book connects Rabbi Nachman, Franz Kafka, a turkey, and a cockroach
Baruch Lebovits, who pleaded guilty to child molestation in May, served less than three months
Rudolf Hess’ prison food is being photographed for the first time.
How the 1984 paranormal comedy ended up in the conservative film canon
Jill Soloway’s latest offering is absorbing, sincere, and tender
A case of how doing what seems wrong can also be what’s right
Setting the record straight on the Hall of Famer’s 69th birthday
Talmudic scholars have never agreed on the pre-Yom Kippur chicken sacrifice
Rivlin joins 11-year-old George Amira, whose anti-bullying video went viral
Chabad rabbinic students travel to rural areas with small Jewish populations
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.