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
Kurds and Jews share a similar history and a common enemy
For a new Torah cycle, stories inspired by the weekly parasha. This week: a Nairobi slum, and the power of making the world known.
Plus your definitive Jewish Silly Bandz comparison, and more
When they work in Turtle Bay
A recent book takes a detailed look at the A.Q. Khan network, which helped supply Iran’s nuclear program
Plus Obama threatens Turkey, and more in the news
Plus Bloomberg’s strong, personal stand, and more in the news
Is U.S. military aid to Lebanon being used against Israel?
Lebanon’s government provoked deadly skirmish
Plus U.N. probe reax, and more in the news
Plus Iron Dome is fully forged, and more in the news
Plus Hoffman cancels Israel appearance, and more
As Netanyahu arrives in Washington a final Israeli-Palestinian agreement couldn’t be further away
Pro-Israel group sails the East River for Shalit
Plus rumor is that Rahm’s out, 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.