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
Kakutani gives Vox Tablet subject the works
All about New York’s second-in-command
Plus Israel goes to California, Weiner on “chutzpah,” and more in the news
Plus more Dubai suspects, leave Bronner alone!, and more in the news
The upcoming Turkish-Japanese-American War, and more
Students receive a new kind of training
Should the Times yank him from the beat?
Potential conflict-of-interest explored
For converts, December can be the cruelest month
Plus the West Bank mosque arson’s aftermath, and more in the news
Blog responds to NYT article on Midwood
Plus landing a White House invite, Dylan vs. Diamond, and more
The NYT’s awful, heart-warming story about a Hebrew-speaking dog
To shill Jewish penicillin
Happy Columbus Day! Plus, Abbas flipped, the Coens dissed, and Potok staged
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.