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
Tennessee Republican Stacey Campfield ‘regrets’ that people missed his point
Plus Massachusetts rabbi considering Senate run
The long-serving senator’s war story
How history lost Judah P. Benjamin, the most prominent American Jew of the 19th century
Jews in the House are leaving in droves
Plus new talks, Mofaz beats Livni, and more in the news
Former Sen. Russ Feingold could replace retiring Sen. Herb Kohl
Kyl’s retirement would have meant an opening for Giffords
The tragic Gabrielle Giffords shooting only underscores the need for Jewish public officials to confront anti-Semitism, argues a former White House official
GOP gains empower Cantor, not Schumer
Senator Michael Bennet continues new Jewish tradition
If the midterm elections give the GOP more power in Washington, that could actually help Obama’s Mideast peace plans
Bennet and Sestak may come from behind to win
Jewish candidate has all the answers
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.