Ring In the New Year: Top Tunes to Atone To

J.J. Golderg’s Rosh Hashanah playlist was born five years ago as a sort of mood piece. This year he riffs on some of the elements of the New Year’s service itself.


Why Refugees' Plight Is Personal for Me — and All Jews

During the Holocaust, the nations of the world claimed not to see us. They had plausible deniability — but we don’t. In the age of smart phones, we cannot remain blind to Europe’s refugees, Sarah Wildman writes.


Why There Are Still Only Two Choices in Syria — Bad and Worse

Wish there was another choice between the brutal Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad and the medieval ISIS? Well there isn’t — and J.J. Goldberg explains what a mysterious meeting in Moscow might say about who’s winning.


Did New York Times Flub 'Jewish' Iran Vote Chart?

In a chart of lawmakers who are against the Iran deal, The New York Times singled out Jewishness as an implicit cause of opposition to the nuclear agreement.


How My Catholic Husband Became a Great ‘Jewish’ Father

He may keep a rosary in his desk, but Jessica Levy’s husband is also taking time off work to attend Rosh Hashanah services. Here’s how the two religious identities happily coexist.

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