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 John Kerry to replace Clinton at State Department
Plus Avigdor Lieberman will not resign…yet
The U.S. refuses to arm rebel groups. Now, an al-Qaida affiliate has emerged as one of the strongest factions.
If the past few weeks are any guide, it looks like the open feud between Jerusalem and Washington is over
And Ehud Olmert goes to crazy lengths to attack Netanyahu
21 injured in attack; Fatah’s West Bank al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade claims responsibility
A ceasefire may be imminent, but the fallout is just beginning. What’s next for Iran, Egypt, and the U.S.
Violence continues through Tuesday evening as Clinton arrives
World leaders visit Israel, West Bank, and Egypt in effort to forge ceasefire
This season, the first ladies of the Levant go nuclear, bringing the drama even without Skinny Girl Margaritas
As the presidential election nears, rabbis debate whether partisanship is part of their job description
Losing sight of what’s useful
Plus Knesset dissolves (itself)
Four staff members, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya, killed
Plus Obama and Netanyahu to miss each other in September
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.