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 American-Israeli economist’s name has been floated for other gigs
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After his family’s recent media appearances, Bernie Madoff looms over Frank Langella’s turn as a disgraced financier in Broadway’s Man and Boy
Plus Britain bans vigilante war-crimes prosecutions, and more
Plus the region-shaking, U.S. politicking, Moussa, and more
As Israel’s premier national-security conference concludes, events in Egypt grow still more chaotic, and attendees depart mulling scenarios for the post-Mubarak era
Judith Miller, former Cairo reporter, discusses the key players
Mubarak is an autocrat, but he’s also a pro-Israel U.S. ally. As his regime teeters, Tablet turns to experts for perspectives on a rapidly shifting landscape. The latest: foreign policy expert Leslie H. Gelb.
Everything you need to know about the assassination of Hamas’s main weapons man
Today in the Dubai Murder Mystery
Avner, 15, won Jerusalem Bible Quiz
Auslander does death, Turkey’s rise, and more
The speeches at Herzliya, protecting the kids from Judaism, and more
Plus Hamas in a huff 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.