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 Kristallnacht in Brooklyn, Foreskin Man’s female friend, and more
At first Oreos were an unkosher, forbidden temptation. Then they became just another unhealthy cookie.
On Shabbat, the day of rest, cooking is prohibited. But for a chef-turned-rabbinical student, cooking is key to celebration, and food prepared in advance will never taste as good.
Law arguably contradicts humane, moral considerations
Manischewitz opens new corporate HQ in Newark
Who gives the greatest heart attacks of them all?
After a kosher-certifying agency deemed quinoa, the South American grain-like seed, Passover-compliant, it’s become a darling of the Passover table. But now rabbis are having doubts.
New scholarly finding threatens to upend kosher laws
Keep your bacon and beer
Plus the great neocon crack-up, and more
Noshing challah, Knicks star is the quintessential New Yorker
‘Traditional Jewish Christmas’ at Mile End
Author Sue Fishkoff reports on the world of kosher food production and consumption
Searching for Jewish cooking in France
Plus R.I.P. Penn, the Jew of ‘Mad Men,’ and more
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.