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 Natan Sharansky’s plan goes from hot to naught
I don’t need Israeli Memorial Day to remember Alex Assaf, the kindest—and tallest—soldier I have ever known
Plus New York’s circumcision consent form is not stopping a problem
Video: A portrait of Menachem Froman, the peerless Gush Emunim leader who sought ties with Palestinians
Plus Barak says unilateral withdrawal from West Bank should be considered
Plus bad things keep happening at bucolic Oberlin College
Plus Israeli documentaries strike out at the Academy Awards
Plus everything you might want to know about sequestration
Hundreds of Palestinians clash with IDF around hunger strike
Tablet’s resident Israeli: Eh, happens all the time
Plus Obama invited to speak in Rabin Square in Tel Aviv
Recent events stoke fears of broader violence, Third Intifada
Looking at the overblown rhetoric on settlements, shameful silence on Syria
Two firefighters killed, two others shot, in attack in western New York
Plus UN envoy meets with Assad
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.