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
Sabotages could break the Israeli peace, shove Jordan into Iran’s arms
Plus long-range Iranian missiles, and more in the news
Plus the little boat that can’t, and more in the news
That was the half-year that was, on The Scroll
By establishing a Jewish majority in Palestine, Israel distinguished itself from other Middle East minority groups, which suffer physical fear and intellectual confusion, even if they hold power
Friends and family claim Ilan Grapel is no spy; authorities say otherwise
As the oil-poor Arab states of Egypt, Tunisia, Syria, and Yemen face food and fuel shortages in the aftermath of upheaval there, Israel stands to emerge with an even stronger position in the region
In a pair of influential speeches to the Arab world, Obama has presented incompatibly multiculturalist and universalist positions. To lead in the Middle East, he must choose one.
The Egyptian protests that overthrew Hosni Mubarak failed to change the underlying realities of military domination, entrenched anti-Semitism, and limited foreign policy options
Plus Egypt’s Second Revolution, and more
Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress this week, filled with falsehoods and untruths, defies the spirit of this week’s parasha, which urges us to be diligent with numbers and facts
Plus accused Giffords shooter won’t stand trial now, and more
Plus, MoDo on DSK, LVT on Nazis, and more
Syrian regime has own use for ‘Nakba Day;’ 16 deaths reported
Plus, exit Mitchell, stage irrelevant, 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.