Long seen as allies of the Jewish state, Bedouins may be embracing their neighbors’ identity—as a way of expressing their own
By building a new center-left coalition, Labor’s new leader has an opportunity to play kingmaker and restore his party’s influence
A new book chronicles the African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem, who left Chicago four decades ago and never looked back
On the 26th anniversary of Freedom Sunday, a photographer uses objects to look at the immigrant experience
Egyptian playwright Ali Salem and others are marginalized at home and in the Western media, but they are political pioneers
Tablet Original Fiction: For Alexander Gruen, there are no real Jews left in the world, only holes—and fire
Even though it’s just a few blocks from our home, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum gave my girls a chance to time-travel
An ambitious new park is set to transform the dilapidated neighborhood that was once the Russian capital’s first Jewish quarter
The whole idea of a ritual bath seemed foreign and too religious. But now it’s a warm reminder of the moment I became a Jew.
Israel was founded on the belief that refugees deserve a safe haven. Does that apply to Jews only?
To a volunteer from New York in an IDF paratrooper unit, the rockets fired from Gaza last week felt like war
Illegally occupy land, get politely moved. Protest for social justice, get beaten. I’m joining the protesters.
Supporters want to know how to assist the Jewish state. Here’s a way: Back Tel Aviv’s tent city protesters.
The Muslim Brotherhood, which won the presidency Saturday, sees itself as a corrective to modern Egyptian life
On some Israeli buses, only men sit in the front. With the law on their side, some women are fighting back.
As the Knesset considers a new national service law, young Arab citizens may be required to pitch in, too
Birthright Israel will take 40,000 young Jews on a free trip to the Jewish state this year. We’re joining them.
The White House wants credit for successes but blames Israel for failures, a New York Times exposé shows
The Salafis, Sunni Islamic extremists, are at least opposed to the most dangerous U.S. adversaries, the Shiites
Upheaval in Egypt and Libya has led to widespread looting—and the plunder is being sold on the Israeli market
The first free presidential election in Egypt begins today. No matter the winner, liberal democracy has lost.
Lebanon’s Party of God is feeling heat from certain Shiites, who aren’t eager to serve as human shields again
As hopes fade for an Arab Spring, the country where it all started remains sunny—but for how long?
Israel’s new coalition echoes the unity government that came together on the eve of the Six Day War
Troubling policy departure is a misguided response to NSA spying revelations
If there are moral victories to be had, a vote for Lou Reed is one of them
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Former Miss Israel cast as superhero in upcoming Batman vs. Superman flick
Plus spotting Bibi on the street in Jerusalem, and more in the news
We’re hiring two paid, part-time editorial interns
Plus with Kerry arriving to the region, peace talks are on the ropes
His frequent flier status was revoked for complaining too much, so he sued
The strangest CNN segment we’ve seen in a long time
Does sexually graphic material help Jewish continuity? ‘Unclean Lips’ argues for the unseemliness of Bruce, Roth, and their ilk.
The composer of the beloved Hanukkah song ‘Ocho Kandelikas’ shares stories and melodies from her past
‘Saffron Rice and Cranberry Sauce’ is one of eight stories in a theater production based on Persian Jewish women’s lives