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.
Gil Marks is making his encyclopedic knowledge of Jewish food available to the rest of us
Fyvush Finkel’s career, rooted in Yiddish theater, has lasted nearly eight decades. And he’s not planning on retirement anytime soon.
Shanghai’s historic Ohel Rachel Synagogue was allowed to serve as a place of worship during the World Expo, which closes this week. Now what?
Rodger Kamenetz’s new book connects Rabbi Nachman, Franz Kafka, a turkey, and a cockroach
Her family’s Holocaust-haunted past informs the new album from singer-songwriter Clare Burson
David Rakoff makes the case for an un-American approach to living
For Jews and for Americans, what does it mean to be a chosen people?
Gal Beckerman recalls the Struggle for Soviet Jewry, which reinvigorated a tradition of Jewish political engagement
Reconsidering Hillel, the legendary rabbi whose distillation of Judaism’s core teachings still applies
A design competition invites new takes on the sukkah
Novelist Darin Strauss talks about living with, and atoning for, a terrible car accident
A visit to New York’s Mount Carmel Cemetery highlights how far American Jews have drifted from their immigrant ancestors, geographically and ritually
As football season starts, discussing backup Vikings quarterback Sage Rosenfels and other Jews in the NFL
Studying the emergence of a Jewish national music in Imperial Russia
The neo-Nazi-hunter who solved the D.B. Cooper hijacking case
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.