But now the country’s Jewish community is divided between those lining up with Moscow and those joining the revolution in Kiev
Residents in gentrifying areas will get units in luxury buildings. Activists say that won’t stop the cost of living from pushing them out.
Jews in Kiev say the protests were about democracy; others in Odessa believe the Maidan was full of Nazis. Now what?
Somehow, the mangling of the Broadway actress’s name may be the best thing to happen to her underappreciated career
Tablet Original Fiction: An IDF soldier takes a strange dare, and brings the battlefield home
The new TV show, starring two young Jewish women, may be as culturally significant as Lenny Bruce or Joey Ramone
I pray with angry, damaged, and difficult men. I stay because they’re like my brothers. And because sometimes they change.
Video: Of course you love your grandmother’s matzo-ball soup. But try this recipe if you prefer something with a bit of a kick.
The Talmud describes rabbis who were not just judges and legal analysts, but magicians as well
As the daf yomi cycle of Talmud learning concludes this week, a Jerusalem study group breaks a barrier
Hiking the Appalachian Trail—once before Tisha B’Av—taught me the essence of observance
Documentary film The Light in Her Eyes reveals how a Syrian school upends notions about religious education
The first female rabbi was ordained 40 years ago. Now my Florida synagogue welcomes a woman to its pulpit.
The Christian right, radical Islamists, and secular leftists agree: this atheist is America’s most dangerous man
In Religion for Atheists, Alain de Botton urges nonbelievers to pick and choose religions’ best offerings
A well-thumbed book from my Lutheran childhood is now the ideal text for my Shavuot study and reflection
Bill Berman is an anomaly among South Florida’s dairymen, few of whom start their day putting on tefillin
How meditation helped me unplug from my chaotic life and connect with Judaism
They’re frustrating, and sometimes broken, but the men in my shul make services divine
Cancer patients find a new perspective on the present and the future in the Jewish ritual of counting the Omer
At the Seder, we open the door for Elijah. As a child, I thought he’d actually appear. Then I grew up, and anticipation faded into resignation.
Rabbinical reasoning behind our pre-Passover search for hametz leads Jews through a theological maze, but everything is illuminated at the end
From a Jonathan Adler Seder plate to a mezuzah that evokes the parting of the Red Sea, high-design Passover tchotchkes for your home
On the Feast of Unleavened Bread, here’s all of Tablet Magazine’s Passover coverage and commentary, covering everything from quinoa to Qaddafi to Seder-plate cocktails
Washington Heights barber advertises $12 haircuts for Jewish customers
Historians explain the man of the moment in Ukraine
After a year-long hiatus, the Holy Land’s fashion festival begins this weekend
How a 17-year-old New York Times-published puzzler is changing the game
Just months after Myslowice residents restored the town’s Jewish cemetery
The prime minister leads journalist Peter Greenberg through the Holy Land
Syrian-made rockets reportedly flown to Iran then shipped to Gaza
Collection of 500,000 documents will be made available to the public
As the 91-year-old Yiddish theater star embarks on a Purim cabaret show, we revisit his appearance on Vox Tablet
Edmund Levin plumbs trial transcripts to examine how one of Russia’s biggest court cases fed on the myth of Jewish malice
Evolving Jewish culture—and doctors’ orders—dealt a blow to South Florida’s delicatessens. But they’re making a comeback.