Abbas is facing an internal challenge to his leadership, and that—not Israeli housing plans—is why he’s bailing on Kerry
The problem with our politics isn’t the collapse of left or right; it’s our inability to think rigorously about the challenges we face
Jack Balkin, Richard Primus, Randy Barnett, and Eugene Kontorovich talk about how Judaism influences their work
At the intersection of artifice and experience comes a beguiling fantasia on Jewish themes, ‘I Pity the Poor Immigrant’
Before writing a novel about the gangster’s immigrant yearnings, I went digging in the dark corners where he lived
Exclusive footage of Anthony Ciccone singing his sister’s hit ‘Like a Prayer’: ‘It means something to me,’ he says
My father used to share his harrowing childhood memories every year at the Seder. Now I make sure his memories will survive.
A universe of blogs has sprung up where issues of Jewish law and rabbinic authority are discussed in unprecedented ways
Every year, we sweep away crumbs from our cabinets. But we’re often afraid to sweep away stuff we’d be better off without.
Shmuley Boteach wants the government to extend blue laws and subsidize marriage counseling—and he’s running for Congress as a Republican
Andrew Breitbart, the conservative web entrepreneur who died today, was perceived by many as a jester. He also revolutionized the media landscape.
As Israel Apartheid Week returns to college campuses across the country, how should supporters of Israel fight the battle for hearts and minds?
Mitt Romney’s candidacy has revived the canard that Mormons are plotting to take over America. Jews have faced that charge for centuries.
Rick Santorum gets much about America very wrong. But there’s one thing he understands that’s crucial to winning elections and governing effectively.
Ed Koch may not have caused a change in Obama’s Israel policy, but he’s forced the administration to shift its message to Democratic Jewish voters
The government cleared a Barnard professor of discriminating against a Jewish student. Now the student claims investigators weren’t told the whole truth.
The strongest evidence that the taboo against anti-Semitism is being eroded is the fact that obvious forms of verbal abuse are tolerated—even justified
Note to some of my fellow progressives: If we can’t argue about Israel without using anti-Semitic tropes, then the debate is lost before it even begins
A 24-year-old Jewish Upper West Sider helps run the most important Arab-American organization in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, home to 35,000 Arabs
A review of 175 major Jewish Republican donors shows that many who gave in the 2008 primary have yet to pony up for a GOP candidate. Why the wait?
Jack Lew, Obama’s new chief of staff, is the third Jewish official in the last 10 years to run the White House, after Rahm Emanuel and Josh Bolten
Mitt Romney won the Iowa caucuses, but all the presidential candidates are vying to show their love for Israel. How far will they go?
Support for President Obama is sagging among a key Democratic voting bloc. Now his campaign has 11 months to win back Jewish voters.
Hebrew Union College prides itself on being open and pluralistic. But some Reform rabbinical students say the reality contradicts this vision.
Celebrate National Poetry Month with Tablet’s stories about poets and poems
Yusuf Islam gets inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
A poem by Andrea Cohen for Passover and National Poetry Month
Democrat Ruben Gallego, an Iraq war veteran, eyes Arizona’s 7th District
Frazier Glenn Miller, a ‘raging anti-Semite,’ in custody for deadly JCC attack
Activists behind 1971 break-in that exposed government surveillance tell all
From hipster to eco-friendly to Palm Beach matriarch, we’ve got you covered
Authorities investigating whether shootings were a hate crime
Slideshow: Activists evoke Exodus narrative in story of African asylum seekers
Liel Leibovitz, who has a new book out on the rock ’n’ roll poet, looks at how Cohen’s songs evolved from bleak to transcendent
Correspondence templates taught Jews both literacy and how to be modern. A new anthology shows their entertainment value.
No one Lynn talked to understood how she, the child of a survivor, could cut ties with her family. Then she met Inga.