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
Conference attendees suspect they’re to the left of the group
At conference’s opening night
‘Wash. Post’ on likelihood of peace talks, plus fundraisers, Wasserstein, and more in the news
How Louis Brandeis’s Zionism was rooted in American patriotism
Why the philo-Semitic Republic of Georgia has no Jews
He’s in it for the guys
Israel vs. Zionism, Jewish Rio, and the underworld
Introducing Z Street, a counterpoint to J Street
With his debut novel, essayist Gadi Taub shows an unfamiliar side of Israel—and of himself
Yinglish, anti-Israel Zionism, and a badge of dishonor
Israeli gangsters, Jewish birthers, and Einstein
An anthology tries—and fails—to paint Einstein as hostile to Israel
Cold hands, warm hearts
What Netanyahu said yesterday, and to whom he was saying it
Netanyahu is a leader mired in history, not looking to the future
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
Annual retreat draws a diverse group with a love for the Jewish language
Father of slain journalist Daniel Pearl calls production a ‘moral deformity’
Elana Sztokman flies the not-so friendly skies home to Israel
Hannah visited the high priest before conceiving Samuel. What happened?
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.