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
Yair Lapid taxes cheap booze in Israel, mayhem ensues
Yair Lapid appeals to Israel’s ultra-Orthodox, says he does not seek to destroy their way of life, but rather to include them in the state’s defense.
Israeli society debates the value of Haredi jobs, but Patrick Leigh Fermor saw the ultra-Orthodox hard at work
In tense Knesset debate, Yesh Atid head critiques Haredi society and defends using Facebook on Shabbat
My ancestor, an ultra-Orthodox rabbi, was nearly killed by Zionists. Anti-haredi animosity still drives Israel mad.
Following the electoral upheaval, some clarity
Plus Lapid and Bennett relinquish requests for Deputy PM titles
It’s becoming impossible to ignore the rumors about Sara Netanyahu’s involvement in her husband’s decisions
Plus Jewish Indian food for Passover
Reports say there will be a swearing-in tomorrow or next week
Plus last conspirator to kill Hitler dies at age 90
Report says after holding out for foreign minister post, Lapid will yield
With nine days to go, things are getting interesting
The powerful Italian comedian-turned-politician is further proof that vacuous celebrity candidates are bad news
Plus the meaning of the Yair Lapid/Naftali Bennett alliance
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.