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.
Does Yale historian Timothy Snyder absolve Eastern Europe of special complicity in the Holocaust?
Why I published Friderike Burger’s memoir of her service as femme de l’artiste to Stefan Zweig
Writer Clarice Lispector’s exoticism had much to do with her Jewishness; her literary vocabulary did not
The novelist’s work regularly foreshadows actual events. In his latest book, the action finally shifts to Israel.
New graphic novels by Harvey Pekar and Guy Delisle illustrate different takes on the Israeli-Palestinian mess
How history lost Judah P. Benjamin, the most prominent American Jew of the 19th century
New research uncovers a link between Freud’s inner circle and the Soviet atomic bomb
A birthday visit with M.H. Abrams, peer of Trilling, teacher of Bloom, and editor of the Norton Anthology
Gertrude Himmelfarb argues that the philosemitism of writers like George Eliot can be a cure for anti-Semitism
Inertia is its own moral choice, the great critic argued, a point to remember when facing the crisis in Syria
In Francesca Segal’s The Innocents, the Jews of north London face the constrictions of Edith Wharton’s New York
In his Bech books, the great novelist of American WASPdom parsed the allure and otherness of Jewish writers
Her heroines are Jewish, but the best-selling novelist is working—despite her protests—in a goyish genre
From the archive: A gay man and an Orthodox rabbi find connection in Wayne Hoffman’s novel Sweet Like Sugar
Starting with 1958’s The Best of Everything, Rona Jaffe’s complicated, trashy novels make ideal beach reads
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.