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
The much-deplored ‘escape of the brains’ has actually brought closer ties with Silicon Valley, India, and even Taiwan
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
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.
To the Talmudic rabbis, a miracle is more plausible than the notion that their sources were incorrect
A graphic look at the neighborhood that spawned Danny Kaye, Mel Brooks, Jerry Stiller
Eve Grubin on what happens when poetry and religious life collide
Stranded in Russia by the First World War, Chagall turned a generation of boys into artists
Six more characters to spend the summer with
What happens when you go to Auschwitz and feel… nothing?
Poet Wayne Koestenbaum reveals his toxic attractions
Sufjan Stevens makes a record his own way
With a new documentary and a book of poems, Leonard Cohen is primed for a comeback. For Suzanne Snider, he never went away.
In search of the ultimate in Jewish art
The three women who shaped a novel
Six characters to spend the summer with
Galeet Dardashti finds the Israeli audience her grandfather never had
What happens when a Wyatt Earp wannabe goes astray in the Valley
The Viennese pornographer turned critic who dreamed up Bambi
Novelist Chris Kraus ponders the meaning of “It would have been”
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His frequent flier status was revoked for complaining too much, so he sued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
Will people want to hear ‘Scenes from an Italian Restaurant’ live every month?
Remembering Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman (1920-2013)
Plus Madoff’s CFO says employees knew about fraud, and more in the news
Salvos in the bagel wars are being fired at the wrong targets
The most articulate d’var Torah you’ve ever heard a 13-year-old deliver
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