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
And everything that’s wrong with the American discourse on Israel
Plus a look at foreign policy political ads
Plus ‘The Protocols of the Elders of Zion’ Are Read Aloud in Greek Parliament
Israel and Iran featured in a foreign policy debate with little substance
Plus a farewell to Paul Kurtz
What’s known and unknown about bilateral talks with Iran
Today’s bombing likely to have big implications for Lebanon
Plus a plan to legalize the settlements in the West Bank?
The murders in Benghazi are the latest in a string of attacks on American diplomats to go unanswered by the U.S.
Plus Franz Kafka’s unpublished work will go to Jerusalem
It’s time to admit that banning Mein Kampf while allowing anti-Islam cartoons is a double-standard
Plus Sherman v. Berman: a rumble of the Jews?
Saudi Arabia, China, and Iran ban books. Why are they being honored on the European book-fair circuit?
Or perhaps proof of why we need more Jewish holidays
Plus the German Cabinet sets date to discuss circumcision amendment
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.