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
Three decades, two very different trunks
Videos that’ll make you want to crawl under your kippah
Musical selections to put you in the mood for atonement
‘Esther’ looked like a rebbetzin at last night’s VMAs
Exodus to cable, kosher ovens, and a bar becomes a mitzvah
Milk, more Madonna, charity, and the lack thereof
And into Israel, seeing sights, meeting with pols, and bugging a kabbalah macher.
Olmert under fire, Arkansas pride, and more in the news
For anti-discrimination comments
Organ harvesting, Lady Gaga, and an Orthodox woman cop
Has zeal of the sort-of converted
Madonna the columnist, the Coen Bros., and more
Sarah Palin as a 21st-century Esther
Jewelry choice sparks new conversion rumors
Creative hate crimes, Madonna goes wailing, and Ben Stiller as secret weapon
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.