Review of The Secret Chord

Books
Fiction

Review of The Secret Chord

by Joan Baum

Geraldine Brooks's intriguing title alludes to the mystery of David's genius with song....

Loving Josh: Dealing with a Son's Depression

Family
Feature

Loving Josh: Dealing with a Son's Depression

by David Booth

We expect our children to follow a set path—college, career, family. How should parents react when that path is derailed by depression?...

Modern Israeli Cooking

Food
Cookbook Review

Modern Israeli Cooking

by Libby Barnea

Danielle Oron’s cooking style is simple, sophisticated Middle Eastern fusion. Sumac and za’atar make frequent appearances, as do labane and tahini...

Baba Joon

Arts
Film

Baba Joon

by Tom Tugend

Israel’s first movie in Farsi, 'Baba Joon' is a classic immigrant tale set in a dusty moshav in the northern Negev....

Courage Under Fire, Israelis' Reaction to the Ongoing Violence

Being Jewish
Commentary

Courage Under Fire, Israelis' Reaction to the Ongoing Violence

by Gil Troy

Last November, two scissors-wielding Palestinian teenagers stabbed an elderly man in the head near Jerusalem’s Mahane Yehuda market....

Hope for ALS Sufferers

Health + Medicine
Feature

Hope for ALS Sufferers

by Wendy Elliman

A new treatment for the devastating and fatal disease known as ALS has completed its first clinical trials at Hadassah Hospital....

Son of Saul

Arts
Film

Son of Saul

by Judith Gelman Myers

Son of Saul by director László Nemes, an Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, represents a new model for Holocaust filmography....

'Years of Life' for Italian Engineer with ALS

Health + Medicine
Feature

'Years of Life' for Italian Engineer with ALS

by Ruth Ellen Gruber

In 2013, doctors in Italy told Daniele Rinaldo that he had only a few months to live. The Venice-based civil engineer had been diagnosed with ALS....

The Raging Skillet, From Microwave to Top Caterer

Food
Cookbook Review

The Raging Skillet, From Microwave to Top Caterer

by Amy Kritzer

Chef Rossi has a vivacious and unapologetic personality that gives life to her anecdotes and recipes, like Hot Dog Antipasto Salad and Kosher Elvis Sandwich....

'Doomed to Succeed' by Dennis Ross

Books
Non-fiction

'Doomed to Succeed' by Dennis Ross

by Peter Ephross

When a respected veteran diplomat like Ross offers guidance to American and Israeli policymakers, we would all be wise to listen....

Sheldon Harnick

Arts
Personality

Sheldon Harnick

by Rahel Musleah

The lyricist's innately cheerful attitude befits the man who, with composer Jerry Bock, gave voice to the soul of Tevye the milkman....

My Father's Daughter

Hadassah
President's Column

My Father's Daughter

by Ellen Hershkin

Each of us has a defining moment when Hadassah became central to our lives. We all need to reach out and help spark that moment...

Sarabeth's Recipe for Success

Food
Personality

Sarabeth's Recipe for Success

by Adeena Sussman

Sarabeth Levine has popularized fruit jams like no one else, not to mention the focus she has put on breakfast and brunch at her eponymous...

Paul Simon: Words and Music

Arts
Personality

Paul Simon: Words and Music

by Barbara Pash

A new exhibit pays homage to the incredible talents of Paul Simon, one of America's most beloved and popular Jewish singer/songwriters....

Films from Lanzmann to Amos Oz

Arts
Film

Films from Lanzmann to Amos Oz

Film reviews including new Claude Lanzmann documentary, groundbreaking 'Son of Saul' feature and Amos Oz's 'Censored Voices.'...

Albert Einstein: Space, Time, Gravity and Zionism

Being Jewish
Personality

Albert Einstein: Space, Time, Gravity and Zionism

by Helen Schary Motro

Albert Einstein’s scientific genius brought him fame. He also promoted Zionism and helped found the Hebrew University of Jerusalem....

Refugees and Moral Jewish Geography

Being Jewish
Commentary

Refugees and Moral Jewish Geography

by Jeffrey K. Salkin

How should Jews be thinking about the Syrian refugee crisis? Let us start with this: Today’s Jews are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of refugees....

Beersheba

The Jewish Traveler
Feature

Beersheba

by Esther Hecht

A desert capital for successive waves of rulers and armies over thousands of years, Beersheba is today the metropolitan center of the Negev, rich with...

Beggars and Choosers: Charity in Jerusalem

Israeli Scene
Life + Style

Beggars and Choosers: Charity in Jerusalem

by Rochelle Furstenberg

It is one of the more common sights in certain parts of Jerusalem. A man or woman standing on the side of the street asking...

9-1-1 International: Hadassah in Nepal

Hadassah
Feature
Health + Medicine
Feature

9-1-1 International: Hadassah in Nepal

by Wendy Elliman

One of the first international relief teams to reach quake-stricken Nepal traveled 5,000 miles to do so. On Monday morning, 30 hours after the catastrophe,...