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
And the creative force behind it is still having the time of her life
Don’t think about mourning, this is something to celebrate!
A 28-year-old Broadway actress takes on an unexpected new project
Israeli Opera performs La Traviata this week at the ancient fortress
The actress saw her 1953 role in The World of Sholom Aleichem as formative
A controversial radio play of the famous diary—rejected in 1952 as too Jewish—gets a second airing
A new French film is worth watching if only for its portrayal of aesthetic corruption propelled by bigotry
A passionate, crusading Yiddisher tries to keep the Eastern European language alive in the cosmopolitan center of the Jewish state
A breathless biography of Wendy Wasserstein hints at the tensions in the playwright’s life but, like its subject, fails to confront them
Our celebrity-obsessed culture is depriving children of the lessons learned through playing bit parts
The Israeli actor and activist Juliano Mer-Khamis, born to a Jewish mother and a Palestinian father, was murdered in the West Bank yesterday, but his legacy of peace, art, and cooperation must live on
New musical has a greedy Jew, but in the neighborly way
Songs from Tablet Magazine’s ‘Gypsy’-inspired Passover musical
NYC theater festival starts this week
Ferenc Molnar was a Hungarian Jewish novelist
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.