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
Was fired in 2012 over ‘inappropriate long-term relationship’ with his assistant
The Story of the Jews, a five-part TV series, premieres this week on PBS
On stage, the English master of menace and the ponderous Frenchman find a common language in a feat of adaptation
Plus Dr. Ruth and Hugh Hefner, and more in the news
Plus author Alice Walker’s upcoming gig at the 92Y rankles many
Paying tribute to Dr. Benzion Netanyahu on his 102 birthday
Plus Sarachek’s successor at Yeshiva U, and more
Agenda: I.B. Singer, Stephen Sondheim, Tony Kushner, and Gilad Shalit-inspired monologues in New York, Joan Rivers in California, and more
Agenda: A month of Jewish film in New York, Shalom Auslander reads in Boston, Donna Karan shops, Susan Sontag is revived, and more
Agenda: Sol Lewitt and Talmudic debate in New York, Jonathan Safran Foer reinterpreted in North Carolina, Chagall in Canada, and more
The Jewish Internet in the flesh
Elie Wiesel took to the 92Y stage this week for an evening of Yiddish standards, childhood reminiscences, and Borscht Belt shtick. Somehow it worked.
Old School in the New World
Plus R.I.P. Elaine, and more
Plus what WikiLeaks told us today, and more in the news
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.