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 German intelligence official resigns, and more in the news
To a volunteer from New York in an IDF paratrooper unit, the rockets fired from Gaza last week felt like war
Plus Obama’s bold cyberwar campaign, and more in the news
Plus Hebrew Hamas, the Hezbollah threat, and more
New ICG report calls for reset of current negotiations paradigm
Plus photos show Iran covering up nuke evidence, and more in the news
Can the women’s antiwar group, active in the anti-Israel BDS effort, turn people against drone warfare?
Plus the Islamist who would be president, and more in the news
Plus Bibi spares the Hebron house-hunters, and more
Tired of being portrayed as ‘bloodthirsty murderers,’ three former infantrymen launch a website to help improve the image of Israel’s military
Admired or reviled—but never ignored—how has Peter Beinart created a firestorm with well-worn ideas about Israel and American Jews?
Plus Ellison is the richest Jew, and more
Plus Britain too urges against Iran attack, and more in the news
Hamas likely uninvolved in ongoing clash; one rocket hits empty school
Plus Matisyahu goes blonde, the new ‘New Republic,’ 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.