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
Argues Yossi Klein Halevi in ‘WSJ’ op-ed
Plus Iran, Russia, Lebanon, and more in the news
Plus Iran responds, the high cost of kosher, and more in the news
Biennial drill will test both countries’ missile-defense systems
Plus hate on parade, wholesome pinups, and more
But Barak doesn’t like it, plus peace-talk status reports, military exercises, and more in the news
‘Haaretz’ reports reps of both nations were at Cairo non-proliferation conference
The end of New York’s Jewish voting bloc, plus Israel on Iran, a Chinese shift on Goldstone, and more in the news
A confusing request, faint praise, and a comic memoir
With a nuclear threat from Iran hovering, a Tel Aviv family dispenses with housekeeping
A Nobel, a threat, and more from the news
Plus a cross to bear, a Nobelist, and more in the news
Seeing the Iranian nuclear threat through the lens of Osirak
Is Ahmadinejad a Jew? Plus more questions from the news.
One blogger theorizes yes
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.