Reconstructionist Rebels Form Splinter Group After Schism Over Intermarried Rabbis

Twenty Reconstructionist rabbis at the center of a debate over whether spiritual leaders should be allowed to marry outside the Jewish faith have formed a new association to “affirm a serious commitment to traditional Jewish thought and practice.”


Hey Mandy! Looks Like Barry Manilow Is Bound For Israel

Calm down Israeli Fanilows! Really, try and keep it together. But it is confirmed: Barry Manilow is bringing his “One Last Time” tour to you shores.


After All These Years, Are These Movies Still Funny?

I’ve long been fascinated by the simple question “Is it still funny?” If tragedy plus time equals comedy, what does comedy plus time equal? More comedy? Or, if the laughs don’t come as you remembered, tragedy again?


When a Holocaust Memoir Becomes a Ghost Story

Raphael Magarik tries to figure out why the Holocaust memoir “But You Did Not Come Back,” by Marceline Loridan-Ivens has become such a phenomenal international success. The answer has something to do with the current anti-Semitic climate in France.

Forward Looking Back

1916 100 Years Ago

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