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
Furst at his best, and more
These are a few of our favorite things, part 4
Idol worship, and more
The still-Samaritans, cheesecake, and more
And the song’s Yehuda Halevi connection
City of Gold (and Steel), and more
Forthcoming ‘Book Review’ has items of interest
Getting ‘Wisenheimer,’ a primer on lice, and more
Of house-cured pastrami and farm-fresh cole slaw
Pi life, a Canadian book controversy, and more
Graphic Jew, alterna-Seder, and more
Why do you think the hat is yellow? and more
Questions, answers, entrances, and exoduses—our complete Passover coverage
Tel Aviv culture clash, sprechen sie Deutsch?, and more
Vox Tablet series nominated for best podcasting
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.