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
A primer on the frustration about yesterday’s happenings
Beinart gets a taste of his own wrong medicine
West Bank tour companies are giving a new look at the land
Plus cantors and rabbis take the Food Stamp Challenge
Report: 6% of it goes to prisoners and families of suicide bombers
Plus Jewish baseball great Kevin Youkilis to play for Israel
Where the Jackals Howl, Amos Oz’s newly reissued 1965 story collection, questions the virtues of toughness
Dani Dayan makes noise we’ll be hearing about all day
As a 16-year-old Israeli, I loved The Wall. At Yankee Stadium last week, I saw its moral failure.
Plus Syria transition plan shockingly fails, and more in the news
The intellectual pariah, author of two new books, on Noam Chomsky, BDS, the Holocaust, and Whitney Houston
Supports court decision but pledges hundreds of new homes elsewhere
Plus Bibi delays vote on West Bank outposts, and more in the news
New ICG report calls for reset of current negotiations paradigm
Plus where talks could go and oil can’t, 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.