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.
The Book of Jonah teaches us to reach beyond our own community with the holiday’s message—whether we are accepted or rejected
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
The State Department cables show that the Palestinian leader was a key asset to the U.S. during the Kissinger years
‘The World Tomorrow’ today
On first episode of Russia Today show, guest pines for end of Israel
According to WikiLeaks’ latest document dump, I’m a tool of the Mossad. Does the fact that I scooped Julian Assange have anything to do with it?
Plus WikiLeaks makes another splash, and more in the news
Russia’s propaganda machine is stronger than ever thanks to cable network RT. Its Syria coverage offers the proof.
By refusing to directly confront Iran’s provocations, the United States has become the Islamic Republic’s key ally in its march toward a nuclear bomb
Plus Winehouse’s father gets book deal, Hitch, and more
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange preaches openness. But in Belarus, Europe’s last dictator is using once-secret U.S. cables to go after dissidents.
U.S. diplomats were concerned about Israeli crime’s potency
Plus A’jad being A’jad, China picks a side, and more in the news
Plus, West Bank mosque arson, anti-anti-circumcision victory, and more
Plus, Mamet Agonistes, Korean Jews, and more
Norman Finkelstein and Israel Shamir are not deniers; I chose this term instead
A few years ago, Israel Shamir’s anti-Israel vitriol would have been marginal and largely ignored. But in the age of WikiLeaks, a Holocaust-doubter can become a legitimate source of news. Part 2 of 2.
The New York Times substitutes a bogus headline for actual reporting
It was meeting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Unlikely arrangement saves ornate ark as NYC temple becomes condominium
Paul Berman, Matti Friedman, Todd Gitlin, Heather Rogers, and Marc Weitzmann Give Us Five Reasons to Celebrate the New Year
Israel’s elite intelligence force now accepts virtual applications
The real-life gangster was a few years too late for the Prohibition-era show
The rocker will perform a free concert at his former high school tonight
Haaretz writer booted from Birzeit conference; will an academic boycott ensue?
Visiting Warsaw with my uncle, I saw a different part of WWII history
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.