Plus Syria transition plan shockingly fails, and more in the news
A trip to Israel connected participants to our Jewishness. But it didn’t make us more politically engaged.
Birthright made insane demands on our time, but showed us how to make the most of a day
Our journey is done, which means it’s time to reflect on the unbelievable past 11 days
With a heat wave preventing a hike, we go for a swim in Caesarea
An Israeli who prayed for the late prime minister’s demise bravely comes clean at his tomb
Shabbat in the shadow of the Knesset prompts political reflection
Our tour educator explains why he performs bar mitzvahs during the 10-day experience.
Israel as our homeland because our ancestors were here. No religion required.
Three days in, and we have yet to really meet the locals
In the shadow of Ben-Gurion’s tomb
After one day of Birthright Israel, hashing out why all expenses are paid
Talking our way into Israel
Our Birthright Israel trip begins today. Here’s what we’ve got planned for our time on the bus.
The week that was in Tablet and on The Scroll
Plus Nixon on the Jews, and more
Read our blog from our Birthright trip (and also keep reading this blog)
Comment of the Week features an HBO mash-up
Conservatives, Senate accuse White House; White House accuses NYT
Plus the Etan Patz confession, and more in the news
Plus U.S. slams Israel over settlement announcement, and more
Bibi gets the ‘Vanity Fair’ treatment, and Israel captured by Platon
‘Metzitzah b’peh,’ involving oral suction, can spread fatal herpes
Earl Shorris is this week’s Shivah Star
Greek Golden Dawn spokesman slugs Communist politician on live TV
Supports court decision but pledges hundreds of new homes elsewhere
Plus another Syrian massacre, and more in the news
Plus Jews in Spain!, Peres for Pollard, and more
Tablet contributing artist opens show in Manhattan
An interesting look at Germany’s dealings with the Jewish state