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
When I decided that my next book would include a gun, I went to a firing range for the first time—and loved it
Plus snow blankets Jerusalem and much of Israel
As we debate gun policy in the wake of Newtown, we should heed the wisdom of the Jewish sages
Gun-rights advocates cite Nazi laws in their defense of the Second Amendment. Is the comparison fair?
It’s the Jewish state’s gun culture, not its laws, that prevents mass shootings like the one in Connecticut
Ezra Klein and Jeffrey Goldberg weigh in
Stricter gun-control laws won’t prevent the next mass shooting, but better mental-health policies might
If Jews want to influence the public conversation, they must heed the lesson of this week’s parasha—the one about an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.
Group calls gun control ‘racist’
Jewish kids hone their reasoning skills at a gun-rights lecture
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.