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
Plus, the Syrian troubles continue, and more in the news
How social media felled a rising star, and how his Jewishness was involved
Queens congressman runs into some trouble on the Twitter
Alan Cumming’s character on The Good Wife—the marvelously nuanced political operative Eli Gold—captures the future face of careful, largely deracinated Jewish-American politicians
Plus a Jewish baseball milestone, Larry King’s bagelry, and more
Plus, Sabra throwdown, seperation of shul and state, and more
Plus Iron Dome debuts, an AIPAC apology, and more
Plus Chabon’s awesome new Nazi-fighting show, and more
Plus Gaddafi the Jew, Reconstructionism goes mainstream, and more
But its bluff is called; vote on harsher resolution could come Friday
Without haggling, convicted spy could gain freedom
Alleges spy’s full damage remains untold
Thirty-nine Democratic reps. urge Obama
Plus Staten Island Jew-listing, and more
Plus a Libyan ship heads for Gaza, and more
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.