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
I’ve become the overscheduling parent I hate. But Shabbat, havdalah in particular, can slow kids down.
Study of the Talmud’s second tractate reveals how the rabbis stuck to logic and made it sacred
An architect built me a house in Warsaw—coincidentally right where my mother risked her life to save her family
The reason I don’t like the HBO drama? I want it to be a show about Jewish gangsters.
The murders in Benghazi are the latest in a string of attacks on American diplomats to go unanswered by the U.S.
The last chapter of the first tractate brings modern readers back to sex, bowel movements, and thunder
It’s time to admit that banning Mein Kampf while allowing anti-Islam cartoons is a double-standard
Saudi Arabia, China, and Iran ban books. Why are they being honored on the European book-fair circuit?
A rising generation of American entertainers cracks Jewish jokes galore—and couldn’t care less
A facelift for my daughter’s doll and a viral video about a toy monkey teach lessons about redemption
Berlin’s Jewish Museum gave Judith Butler and Germans permission to indulge dangerous political impulses
Anne Hathaway’s and other celebrity weddings suggest that in America Jewishness has become aspirational
Thomas Friedman, Elliott Abrams, Walter Russell Mead, and Aaron David Miller advise the next president
Shielding kids from the Yizkor memorial service, or death in general, is misguided—as children’s books suggest
A lesson for Yom Kippur from the loving reception a random transvestite got on the Internet
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.