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, Reform and Conservative rabbis scorned, and more in the news
Birthright Israel will take 40,000 young Jews on a free trip to the Jewish state this year. We’re joining them.
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Plus a new Egyptian constitution, and more in the news
The White House wants credit for successes but blames Israel for failures, a New York Times exposé shows
U.S. ambassador to Syria blames Russia, Iran for enabling slaughter
Plus General Grant returns to the White House, and more in the news
The Salafis, Sunni Islamic extremists, are at least opposed to the most dangerous U.S. adversaries, the Shiites
U.S. seeks Russian support as civil war takes on sectarian dimensions
Plus the Iran talks are stalled, and more in the news
Plus troubling find at Iranian facility, and more in the news
New French president was elected without majority of Jewish support
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Laura Secor discusses her new ‘New Yorker’ dispatch from Iran
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.