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
Rather than focusing on the goal of removing Bashar al-Assad from power in Syria, the White House is busy worrying about the fractured nature of the opposition
Two Palestinian prisoners released in the Shalit deal, now home in the West Bank, express no regrets and view prison time as service to their cause
Israel and Iran are fighting a not-so-secret clandestine war. But Israel is likely to attack Iran’s nuclear program this spring, making it official.
An Israeli strike against the Iranian nuclear program would be tougher today than a few years ago, but it would still be likely to succeed
Contrary to Washington wisdom, Israel is a clear strategic asset to the United States, says a new study by a bipartisan pair of veteran diplomats
U.S. policymakers fear a “Shia crescent,” a regional alliance led by Iran. A dawning “Muslim Brotherhood crescent” is far more threatening.
Ariel Sharon planned Israel’s settlements as bulwarks for defending the state and preserving Jerusalem, as his youngest son recalls in a new biography
The president of Israel remembers Ben-Gurion’s 1948 decision to exempt young Orthodox men from military service
To understand widespread Israeli alienation from the beauty of Jewish tradition, look to Ben-Gurion’s political bargain with the Orthodox
Egypt captured Israeli-American Ilan Grapel to generate popular support among the volatile anti-Western middle class at home
As Israel fought for independence, David Ben-Gurion turned the military’s guns on Jews. In his new biography, Shimon Peres recalls his mentor’s greatest test.
Shimon Peres, Israel’s president, has written a new Nextbook Press biography of David Ben-Gurion, its first prime minster and his mentor
The movie star Jon Voight, once an icon of the counterculture, is now among America’s loudest conservative voices supporting Israel
By refusing to directly confront Iran’s provocations, the United States has become the Islamic Republic’s key ally in its march toward a nuclear bomb
Yoel Shalit expresses relief and joy about his brother’s pending release, while Israelis mostly celebrate at the family’s Jerusalem encampment
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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
Will people want to hear ‘Scenes from an Italian Restaurant’ live every month?
Remembering Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman (1920-2013)
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