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
A live-score screening of the Yiddish classic The Yellow Ticket helps launch the city’s Jewish cinema celebration
Three comedies—This Is 40, Parental Guidance, and The Guilt Trip—give the holidays cheap laughs
Rachel Weisz’s happy life with Daniel Craig makes Jewish men wonder if they can ever be good enough
How the godfather of X-rated animation—subject of recent screenings—paved the way for South Park
Filmmaker Andrew Jarecki is trying to overturn Jesse Friedman’s 1989 Great Neck molestation conviction
Spielberg’s timely new Civil War biopic portrays a man leading his people to the gates of the Promised Land
Russian-born Julia Loktev’s haunting new The Loneliest Planet sends beautiful youth into the wilderness
A rising generation of American entertainers cracks Jewish jokes galore—and couldn’t care less
Anne Hathaway’s and other celebrity weddings suggest that in America Jewishness has become aspirational
What a character named Adolf Critler means for the future of video games and the First Amendment
The Possession, starring Matisyahu, fails to live up to the potential of Jewish horror films
The novelist and film critic was the most gifted also-ran of the 1960s Jewish-American literary renaissance
The ketubah—the prenup’s antecedent—proves that, although love is ephemeral, a signature is forever
The famed screenwriter, who died Tuesday at 71, single-handedly invented a new kind of woman
A new French film is worth watching if only for its portrayal of aesthetic corruption propelled by bigotry
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.