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
Taking a metaphor to its logical extreme
Plus Obama forsakes sticks and stones against Syria, and more
Plus China, Russia slammed for vetoes, and more in the news
Plus SecDef warns of Israel’s isolation, and more in the news
Newly released from prison, the Jewish tycoon was Russia’s wealthiest oligarch – and the Kremlin’s chief critic
Building announcement leads to U.S.-Israeli friction
What’s cooking in New Orleans
Plus Cohen on Levin, Judt on NYC, and more
Plus Tzipi Livni, two nations turn their frustrated eyes to you, and more
General thinks Israel is merely one factor in region
Plus wait ’til at least next year for Iranian nuke, and more in the news
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Plus debating Iran sanctions and Biden’s early new year.
Debunking myths, subway slander, and more from the news
McKinney released, trouble at Harvard, and more in the news
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.