Edited by Jonathan Zalman
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Why Both Supporters and Critics of Obama on Israel Will Miss His Ambassador, Dan Shapiro

A pioneer of public diplomacy who steadily guided an often unsteady relationship, the envoy leaves big shoes to fill

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‘YOLOCAUST’: New Web Site Satirizes the Misuse of One of the Most Iconic Holocaust Memorials

Berlin-based Israeli artist rebukes those who abuse the city’s monument to victims of the Shoah

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Aly Raisman: ‘All Women Should Embrace How Beautiful They Are, No Matter Their Body Type’

The Olympic gold medalist continues to be a positive role model

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That Time Hall-of-Famer Jeff Bagwell Appeared at a Bar Mitzvah for $500

The father of ESPN reporter Darren Rovell promised his son a major leaguer. He got a rookie named Jeff Bagwell.

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Gwyneth Lays an Egg

The actress and wellness entrepreneur is selling a jade egg that will apparently help women take care of their ‘yoni’

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Learning Life’s Hardest Lessons—in the Form of a Question

When my life-long dream of being a contestant on ‘Jeopardy!’ became a reality, things quickly went south. Then, Alex Trebek picked me right up.

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Trump’s Inauguration Rabbi, Facing Criticism, Defends His Choice

Marvin Hier will become the first rabbi to lead an inauguration prayer since 1985, when Reagan was elected to a second term

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Shomer Shabbos? Russ & Daughters at The Jewish Museum Now Lets You Prepay for Your Meal.

If you’re observant, you can now enjoy a Saturday at the museum followed by a delicious meal. Or vice versa.

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The Non-Jewish Family That Serves ‘Kosher’ Quesadillas to Mexico City’s Jews

La Muertita, or The Little Dead Woman, is a family-run food stand that has been serving Mexico City’s Jewish Community since 1958

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Brett Ratner to Receive Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

And so will a group of other Jewish celebrities, like Sarah Silverman and Jeffrey Tambor

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A Run of Remembrance—Through Rome

To honor International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Rome will host two races that begin (and end) in the city’s former Jewish ghetto, with participants visiting sites related to the Shoah

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Thank You, ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,’ for the Jewiest Episode of TV Comedy Ever

In a special guest appearance, Patti LuPone plays a rabbi who reminds viewers that Tablet’s Twitter feed is a primary source for Jewish knowledge

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Robert De Niro Stars as Bernie Madoff, ‘The Wizard of Lies’

HBO’s upcoming film about the Ponzi schemer also features Hank Azaria and Bette Midler’s daughter, Sophie von Haselberg

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Yuri Foreman KO’d in Title Fight, Suffers First Loss Since Comeback

The Brooklyn rabbi said he got caught by ‘the perfect punch’

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Theo Epstein’s Cubs Recognized as Champions at the White House

The best GM in baseball offered President Obama—a lifelong White Sox fan—a ‘midnight pardon,’ and welcomed him as a convert into the Cubs family

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At Long Last, ‘Unorthodox’ Live in New York City!

We’ll be doing a show at JCC Manhattan on January 25 with three very special guests

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Kompromat vs. Maskirovka

Whether Putin has compromising material on Trump or not, he has already succeeded in compromising America’s political culture

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How Musician Meir Banai Reflected Israeli Culture’s Recent Return to Jewish Tradition

Banai, who died yesterday at 55, was part of a wave of Israeli artists who derived meaning and inspiration from religious texts their secular Zionist forebears had spurned

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German Court Rules Synagogue Burning Is Merely Anti-Israel Criticism, Not Anti-Semitism

If attacking Europe’s Jews over the purported acts of Middle Eastern Jews isn’t the definition of historical anti-Semitism, what is?

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Victoria Cook

The New York superlawyer talks about her eclectic religiosity without God, explains why she fears left-wing anti-Semitism more than the right-wing variety, and admits her unusual love of gefilte fish

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The Dark Irony of a Jewish Country Club’s Debate Over Whether to Admit President Obama

Historically, Jewish country clubs were founded precisely because other clubs kept Jews out

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Have a Plan to Fight Hate Online? You Could Win a $35,000 Grant. Here’s How.

The Anti-Defamation League and the Natan Fund are teaming up to fund anti-bigotry entrepeneurs

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Sydney Taylor Book Awards Announced: Read the Best Children’s and Young Adult Literature of 2016

The Association of Jewish Libraries announces its picks for the year’s best children’s books

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Israeli Police Reportedly Have Recordings of Netanyahu Negotiating a Bribe With a Media Mogul

A House of Cards-like scandal is rocking Israel and Netanyahu. Previous ones have failed to take him down. Could this one be different?

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Nazis Claim a Sci-Fi Director Made a Film About a Global Jewish Conspiracy. He Didn’t—But Watch Anyway.

Anti-Semites have wrongly tried to appropriate John Carpenter’s work. In actuality, one of his most iconic films is also his most Jewish.

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Announcing the Winners of the 2016 National Jewish Book Awards

‘Israel’ writer Daniel Gordis, novelist Michael Chabon, poet Stanley Moss, and children’s author Deborah Levy are among this year’s honorees

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Roman Catholic Church To Finance Synagogue and Heritage Center for Palermo’s Jewish Community

Five centuries after the expulsion of Jews from Sicily, Jewish life in Palermo is looking up

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City of Great Falls, Montana, Issues Moving Resolution Backing Jews in Whitefish Assailed by Neo-Nazis

‘To those who would promote these false ideas long since rejected by civilized peoples, we say, ‘le’olam lo’Never again!’

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A Tribute to Yaakov Ne’eman

Remembering the life of my friend and colleague—a professor and attorney who served as Israeli’s Justice and Finance Minister

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