Allison Hoffman is a senior editor at Tablet Magazine. Her Twitter feed is @allisont_dc.
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Richard Perry’s Pet Projects

The new owner of Barney’s has also entered the Israel fray

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How We Freed Soviet Jewry

Twenty-five years ago today, a rally of 250,000 people changed the fate of Jews worldwide. An oral history.

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Too Stuffed for Shabbat: The Day-After-Thanksgiving Dilemma

Making another big dinner so soon after a festive Thanksgiving meal poses a quandary for Jewish cooks

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The ‘Kids’ Behind IDF’s Media

Young Israeli soldiers have pushed older commanders into adopting a more aggressive social media strategy

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In Tel Aviv, Still Life With Rockets

An Israeli journalist worries about a life of uncertainty for his young son

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What Did Eric Cantor Know About Petraeus?

If he knew the truth about the CIA chief’s affair, why did he sit on it?

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Adelson Is Election’s Biggest Loser

The casino mogul is out $70 million as Jewish voters re-elect Obama and Jewish GOP candidates lose

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Berman/Sherman Face-off: The End of an Era

There’s a generation gap coming in the Jewish Democratic political ranks

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George Allen, Born Again

The Republican remembered for a slur is using his Jewishness to help orchestrate his political comeback

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Jewish Organizations Join DOMA Appeal

The case of Edie Windsor finds allies in the Jewish community

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A Lawyer Who Won’t Back Down

Jay Lefkowitz is the Orthodox Jewish advocate in the real-life drama behind Maggie Gyllenhaal’s new film

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Gay CEO on a Christian Loveseat

Furniture mogul Mitchell Gold eschews glitzy Democratic confabs for coffee talk with evangelicals

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The Tea Party’s Enemy No. 1

Benjamin Ginsberg, Bush’s lawyer in the 2000 recount, has orchestrated a major power grab for Romney

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At Home With Helen Nash

In New Kosher Cuisine, one of the doyennes of kosher home cooking takes her fare in a simpler direction

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Details Emerge in Manhattan Shooting

Shooter was former employee at Jewish-owned Hazan Imports

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The New American Mikveh

Once a bastion for strictly observant women, Jewish ritual baths are reaching out beyond the Orthodox

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To Washington, With Love

Russian-American Jews get the 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue treatment

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Romney’s Jewish Connector

How Dan Senor became the GOP candidate’s key emissary to Israel’s intelligentsia and the Washington policy scene

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Almost All Survivors Now Get Reparations

Reparations for 80,000 more Holocaust victims from former Soviet bloc

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Schindler Backer’s Agitprop

Gerald Molen, the Oscar-winning producer behind Schindler’s List, is adding an anti-Obama film to his résumé

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Two States, No Solution

Ken Feinberg oversaw funds for victims of Sept. 11 and the BP Spill. But he can’t fix the Middle East crisis.

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Feinstein Up, Rothman Down, Shmuley In

And Berman will have another chance at Sherman (Oaks)

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J Street’s New Senate Ally

As Dianne Feinstein accepts its endorsement, the liberal Israel advocacy group gets the gravitas it craves

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Lightning Rod

Admired or reviled—but never ignored—how has Peter Beinart created a firestorm with well-worn ideas about Israel and American Jews?

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Brides’ Aid

Blogger and author Meg Keene tackles the messy reality of wedding planning, from dealing with toxic relatives to facing terminal illness

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Pregnant Pause

Pregnancies are fertile ground for superstition, especially for those who assume their traditions and lucky charms are based in Jewish law

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Many Jewish GOP Donors Still on Sidelines

Will Romney’s decisive victory in Florida smoke them out?

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Withholding

A review of 175 major Jewish Republican donors shows that many who gave in the 2008 primary have yet to pony up for a GOP candidate. Why the wait?

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Key Netanyahu Funders Also Back Rick Perry

Florida’s Falics have provided half of Bibi’s donations

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Mitchell, Debriefed, Doesn’t Have Much to Say

At ‘Atlantic’ forum, former Mideast envoy disowns responsibility for failure