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 Scuds across the border, street-name showdown, and more in the news
Violence in Gaza and Berlin, and more in the news
Violated boycott to oppose occupation
Plus Biden in Jerusalem, Iran throws an elbow at Russia, and more in the news
Plus MoDo on the Saudis, directing indirect talks, and more in the news
Plus skirmish over Lebanon, Palestinian sex scandal, and more in the news
Plus Fatah and Hamas feud over electricity, and more in the news
Plus Hamas in a huff and more in the news
Plus Israel cracks down on (Palestinian) dissidents, and more in the news
A Haiti-themed chain email
Arab regimes are restoring abandoned Jewish historical sites, a subtle acknowledgement of where power now resides in the Middle East
Hating Israel but loving peace, recalling Derrida, killing Jimmy Carter, and more
She loves peace, but she also loves the pride and dignity the Iran-backed group and its leader, Hassan Nasrallah, claim to provide
Israel battles Lebanon for hummus supremacy
Plus C-Span’s and Cyprus’s Jewish problems, 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.