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
Israel’s smallest religious minority offers Jews a glimpse of what might have been
Plus Woody speaks up for justice, and more in the news
Plus Chomsky turned back, Rahm ‘screwed up,’ and more in the news
Malcolm Hoenlein has served as the unofficial king of the Jews for the past three decades, but a combination of forces threatens his rule
Are they all Palestinians now?
Plus Pinsky and the Boss, and more
Plus de-linking ‘linkage,’ non-Ambassador Dershowitz, and more in the news
Salam Fayyad tries to build a state
Plus find out what The Skunk is, and more in the news
Plus Highway 443 revisited, and more in the news
Wailing over the Wall
Plus Scuds across the border, street-name showdown, and more in the news
Plus Iran’s maybe-never nuke, Obama’s nuke summit today, and more in the news
The Palestinians wait; Syria could be Israel’s shortcut
Plus nukes in Prague, sex in the West Bank, 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.