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 a rabbi’s take on Inside Llewyn Davis, and more in the news
They say democracies make good neighbors. For Israel these days, it doesn’t seem so straightforward.
A ceasefire may be imminent, but the fallout is just beginning. What’s next for Iran, Egypt, and the U.S.
Plus Egypt’s new ambassador to Israel arrives, Jordan reinstates theirs as well
Israel fears a crisis in Egypt, but the U.S. remains calm. How did these allies come to see things so differently?
Conflict may foretell whether the new boss is still the old boss
What Egypt’s elections mean to the region
Plus the Iran talks are stalled, and more in the news
Plus troubling find at Iranian facility, and more in the news
13 candidates, four frontrunners, (probably) two finalists
The first free presidential election in Egypt begins today. No matter the winner, liberal democracy has lost.
Aboul Fotouh reaps benefit of Brotherhood fatigue, opponent’s Mubarak link
Salafists, Christians could defeat Muslim Brotherhood for presidency
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.