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
Jewish candidate has mom on Florida campaign trail
Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, Jewish law, and the principle of binding precedent
Plus Israel goes to California, Weiner on “chutzpah,” and more in the news
Plus, another Jewish N.Y. Senate candidate, oh no Canada, and more
Plus more Dubai suspects, leave Bronner alone!, and more in the news
Plus Senator Zuckerman, a very funny Tweet, and more
But the U.S. may not really want them
Plus Israel cracks down on (Palestinian) dissidents, and more in the news
Plus the new senator on Israel, Haiti’s president, and more
Scott Brown’s victory means new leeway for Netanyahu
Connecticut AG Richard Blumenthal expected to win Dodd’s seat
That’s no way for a Jew to act, Senator
Franken and Lieberman get testy in the Senate
Campaign aide-turned-AIPAC chief Thomas Dine remembers the 1980 presidential run
The election of November 2008 is over
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.