My father taught me Talmud as a boy—whether I wanted to learn it or not
Taken out of context, ancient Rabbinic laws—such as those on capital punishment discussed in this week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ study—can attract the attention of those who hate us
To better understand the settler movement today, look to new thinkers like Rav Shagar, not the foundational minds of Ravs Kook, Amital, and Lichtenstein
For many, a new Star Trek series is an event of quasi-religious significance. For me, it’s a reminder of an actual religious awakening, brought on by one wise Vulcan.
My Aunt Eva’s recipe came with my family from Eastern Europe more than a century ago. Today, I bake them in memory of my mother.
How J.F.R. Jacob saved hundreds of thousands of lives in the land that became Bangladesh
Lessons from the first day of class on Manhattan’s Upper West Side in the early 1950s
My daughters may raise piglets, but they’re living a Jewish life
The New York Historical Society sheds new light on the work of one of the most notable—and neglected—American artists of the 20th Century
Proving once again that the rules of political correctness don’t count if you’re making fun of Jews
Did you ever notice how the comic’s new Netflix special sounds really WASPy? What’s up with that?
As the High Holidays kick in, one formerly obese writer reflects on going kosher, long runs, and mastering his sins
After I left the Orthodox world—and my marriage—I found a new place to observe the Jewish New Year: on a different kind of path
‘Afghanistan is the swamp and Trump now owns it’
Successive two-term administrations made a mess of the Middle East. Who will clean up?
Two new studies of Islam portray recent outbursts of coordinated violence and oppression not as a reaction to Western liberalism but instead as fundamental to the religion itself
A casualty of a naïve belief in Israel’s potential to adopt a secular Hebrew culture beyond Judaism’s defining religious difference, the Russian-born writer was also revived as a feminist icon in the 1970s
‘Bookworm,’ Tablet’s voracious new column: Alexandria swoons