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
Can an unlikely alliance of renegade rabbis and right-wing politicians strip the ultra-Orthodox of their power?
In which the PM is an innocent bystander to the criminalization of dissent
ADL head menschily criticizes Knesset’s J Street hearings
We wouldn’t want that
Plus the conversion bill stays in the drawer, and more
The other demographic crisis
But who is a Jew? A morning with Danny Ayalon
Israel divided unites America, and more
A recent contretemps in Israel served to underscore the surprising and recent cohesion among the branches of U.S. Judaism
Israeli Amar says ‘liberals’ ‘terrorize’ true Jews
Auslander has a visitor, and more
Plus Yoffie speaks out, and more in the news
Why the enemy of our enemy isn’t always our friend
Rotem bill, currently frozen, provoked strong opposition stateside
Plus Obama’s newly strong support for Israel, 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.