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
How dry words like ‘reciprocity’ could produce a deal with Iran
Plus commander who attacked soldier is dismissed, and more in the news
Plus what Iran wanted and didn’t get, and more in the news
But already tension emerges between negotiators and Israel
Prime Minister called “manipulative” for claiming people like him
Obama has bullied the Jewish state more than any president in history, according to op-ed pages and partisans. They said the same about Reagan.
Plus Omar Suleiman enters Egypt presidential race, and more in the news
Israeli authorities will begin to deport South Sudanese refugees once Passover ends—unless the holiday’s message of freedom changes their minds
And how it is only a symptom of a larger German problem
Settlers in Hebron seem more clued in than youth in Tel Aviv
Plus Iran doesn’t want talking in Turkey, and more in the news
N.J. governor, traveling in Israel, has received ample Jewish support
Plus Bibi spares the Hebron house-hunters, and more
Report on Azerbaijan makes further election-year hay out of debate
In ‘New York Review,’ William Pfaff blames the victims
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.