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 student survey about the Warsaw Ghetto uprising reflects the country’s new nuanced approach to the past
Veterans live in Israel, struggle with poverty
Q&A: Tech guru Steve Blank talks about Thailand, secret high-tech, and the Valley’s Jewish moment
Honoring a hero and celebrating the museum’s 20th anniversary
What’s the best way to make history come alive? One guide’s answer: stories.
Poland gives tribute on the 70th anniversary
Now showing: images of Warsaw’s Jewish Ghetto
Did Zosa Szajkowski save precious documents from the Nazis, or did he steal the cultural patrimony of French Jews?
In a public debate over a controversial new Holocaust film, Poland faces up to a complicated past
My family Kiddush became the haunting opening for Schindler’s List, and was sampled by the hip-hop collective
IDF sappers defused what’s believed to be an Italian bomb
How ethnographer Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett became the keeper of Poland’s Jewish heritage
Remembering a Holocaust survivor who died saving his students
According to the late Iron Lady, saving an Austrian Jewish girl was her proudest moment
Margot Wölk shares her life as a safeguard for the Eagle’s Nest
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.