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
As Syria’s first lady stands by her murderous husband, an Iranian activist remembers the Asma al-Assad she met on bike rides for peace
Neoconservatives about-face on U.S. envoy to Syria
Plus whence #j14?, Iran and the Arab Spring, and more in the news
Yet Turkey, the U.S., and others still seem to hope Assad will come around
In face of horrors and condemnations, engagement still continues
Obama condemns assault on civilians, again stops short of demanding ouster
Plus, the Jew who made anti-sharia big, and more in the news
But the Syrian regime and its domestic opponents share a view of Israel
But do his words and deeds represent a policy shift?
Plus the uncowardly Robert Ford, the Hasidic Sam Spade, and more
Plus officially no Palestinian unity, and more in the news
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.