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
The former UN chief is hawking a book and we’ve got some advice
Plus Egypt’s new ambassador to Israel arrives, Jordan reinstates theirs as well
Former phenom Tamir Goodman now coaches kids who idolize his NBA pal, Omri Casspi. What happened?
Plus a plan to legalize the settlements in the West Bank?
Plus Hamas fires anti-aircraft weapon at Israel for first time ever
Plus Arlen Specter eulogized
Israel’s founding father and America’s modernist share a birthday
Teachers say it ‘harms the Palestinian cause’
Plus Knesset dissolves (itself)
The mame-loshn may be finding new speakers
The bulk of next year’s graduating class will be absorbed by the IDF
Plus Franz Kafka’s unpublished work will go to Jerusalem
Plus the Jewish Indiana Jones is going to jail
An October surprise with some curious timing
West Bank tour companies are giving a new look at the land
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.