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 ‘Times’ goes to Krakow
None of Poland’s spectacular wooden synagogues survived the war. Now a team of experts and novices is bringing one of them back to life.
The Holocaust museum at Auschwitz-Birkenau is charged with preserving the memory of a horrific past. Conservators struggle with the right way to maintain artifacts that never should have existed.
More than a million people visit the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland each year, where they’re led by specially trained tour guides charged with telling—and retelling—a story of unimaginable horror
But it’s so heavy!
After World War II, many Polish Jews abandoned their faith. Now their children are rediscovering the religion and culture that was hidden from them.
Timothy Snyder’s Bloodlands contextualizes the story of Eastern European Jewry’s sad fate without relativizing it
But alleged Mossad agent will be extradited
Plus Obama tries (again) to engage Iran, and more in the news
Alleged Mossad agent may appeal Polish decision
Alleged Mossad agent could face German trial
Plus Israel insists on ‘homegrown’ peace, and more in the news
Plus Iran’s maybe-never nuke, Obama’s nuke summit today, and more in the news
On Yom HaShoah, one woman’s story of tunneling from a Polish work camp
Plus Hitler the abortionist, the Sabbath Manifesto, 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.