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 UN envoy meets with Assad
Plus Jerry Seinfeld on the anatomy of a joke
Plus Jacob Ostreicher finally released by Bolivia
Plus Senator Daniel Inouye dies at 88
Riots continue after death of Palestinian teen
The U.S. refuses to arm rebel groups. Now, an al-Qaida affiliate has emerged as one of the strongest factions.
U.S. will strike Iran in 4-5 months if progress isn’t made
Plus students break the dreidel world record, which apparently exists
Chemical weapons or not, the next few weeks in Syria will be tough to watch
After Columbia controversy, Sheherazad Jaafari is at The New School
And other questions we never thought we’d ask
Plus more arrests are made in Toulouse shooting
Plus, is Israel retaliating for the UN vote?
A few more countries jump ship, signaling landslide ahead
Plus a possible detente with Turkey and Israel?
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.