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
The influential writer reflects on six decades of art, worry, and Jewish Princess jokes
Assassinated for his opposition to Zionism, de Haan’s life was a succession of scandals, from sex with young Arabs to radical diplomacy
‘This Changes Everything’ is great, except for the parts that don’t add up
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
How ultra-Orthodox Jews and the secular left are forging an unlikely peace coalition in Israel
The wife of Yesh Atid head Yair Lapid promotes her new book in New York
Incumbent Shelly Yachimovich faces off against party royalty Isaac Herzog
Israel’s finance minister talked politics and life in Knesset with Charlie Rose
Following the electoral upheaval, some clarity
Plus Lapid and Bennett relinquish requests for Deputy PM titles
With nine days to go, things are getting interesting
Plus the meaning of the Yair Lapid/Naftali Bennett alliance
Why Ruth Calderon, a Talmud scholar and rookie politician, has a shot at breaking the Orthodox monopoly on Judaism
Plus Lapid talks peace talks, but cautiously
Plus will conscription keep Yesh Atid out of the government?
The coalition game: Who’s in — and who’s out
Israel’s love affair with centrist parties enters new chapter with Yair Lapid
The Yesh Atid party leader shows his acting chops in a film from the nineties
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.