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
Eli Leidner, 26, was punched in the face in Williamsburg, Brooklyn last night
Plus Mark Rothko and Shel Silverstein’s birthdays, and more in the news
City Councilman Brad Lander’s coalition includes Hasids and J Streeters—but can he move beyond Brooklyn?
One of the outrages of a Brooklyn assemblyman’s notorious choice of Purim costumes is its effect on anti-Semitism
‘I guess some people are still stuck in the 56th century’
But does the Brooklyn assemblyman’s influence insulate him from trouble?
The Brooklyn assemblyman kind of apologizes for wearing blackface
Plus Israeli documentaries strike out at the Academy Awards
Plus the Met revises its Stein exhibit, Gorenberg on settlers, and more
Assemblyman has not yet endorsed in race to replace Rep. Ackerman
GOP front-runner holds press conference with pro-annexation Likudnik
Weprin-Turner in overdrive
Candidate made Hitler analogy
Controversial ‘presumed consent’ will have to go
China against; N.Y. pol Dov Hikind in favor
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.