In an excerpt from ‘Nuclear Iran,’ calculating, with scientific precision, just how far Iran has come in its quest for the bomb
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
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
Trying to understand this baffling story, which we read on Yom Kippur, gave me insights into my mother’s death
They stole. They murdered. But many Jewish mobsters still saw religious observance as an integral part of their identity.
The Book of Jonah teaches us to reach beyond our own community with the holiday’s message—whether we are accepted or rejected
Jacob’s ladder, the subject of this week’s parasha, is a lot like the great video game Minecraft
Partying in Brooklyn, with 4,000 Chabad rabbis
What Jacob—the hero of this week’s parasha—and the Tea Party can teach us about politics
The dark side of divine inspiration: one writer’s cautionary tale
Preparing to officiate at my parents’ wedding-vow renewal, I discovered a connection to Judaism I didn’t know I had
What Abraham’s servant—the hero of this week’s parasha—and modern science can teach us about finding love
In Berkeley, three Orthodox Jews run a medical-marijuana collective selling a religiously inspired cannabis cream
An anti-Arab attack in East Jerusalem, and this week’s parasha about Abraham in Sodom
Stories of Abraham, the original outsider, and a young Israeli activist who followed his lead
Struggling to maintain a Mizrahi heritage in an Ashkenazi-dominated culture
Thinking about Noah while facing hope and heartbreak in the kennel
Why isn’t a Jew allowed to hate a fellow Jew?
Starting the Torah cycle anew and reckoning with Moses’ unfulfilled desire to reach the promised land
Sukkah City, in New York’s Union Square, was my attempt to bring Sukkot the attention it deserves
For a new Torah cycle, stories inspired by the weekly parasha. This week: a Nairobi slum, and the power of making the world known.
Who needs Christian Bale as Moses when Val Kilmer did a brilliant job in the 90s?
Baruch Lebovits, who pleaded guilty to child molestation in May, served less than three months
Rudolf Hess’ prison food is being photographed for the first time.
How the 1984 paranormal comedy ended up in the conservative film canon
Jill Soloway’s latest offering is absorbing, sincere, and tender
A case of how doing what seems wrong can also be what’s right
Setting the record straight on the Hall of Famer’s 69th birthday
Talmudic scholars have never agreed on the pre-Yom Kippur chicken sacrifice
Rivlin joins 11-year-old George Amira, whose anti-bullying video went viral
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.