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
How William Steig’s inner turmoil changed him
What does “Diasporist” art look like? R.B. Kitaj tried to show us.
Two books scratch too hard at superheroes’ identities
Through words and images, Mayer Kirshenblatt brings to life the Polish town he left in 1934
Ronen Kadushin’s latest venture may revolutionize the design world
Rachel Lichtenstein takes us on a tour of forgotten places along London’s Brick Lane
German conceptual artists find provocative ways to confront the Holocaust
How Chagall—”the little Jew from Vitebsk”—became an art star
Hyman Bloom rose to fame, and fell into obscurity, with his eerie paintings of rabbis, ghosts, and demons
Otto Dix unveiled the chaotic face of Weimar Germany
Seamstress Esther Nisenthal Krinitz used the tools of her trade to capture the horrors of war
Why do Alex Katz’s elegant canvases strike critics as the ultimate in WASP art?
How Edith Gregor Halpert made the modern gallery
How Parisian decorator Jean-Michel Frank redefined the look of luxury
In search of the ultimate in Jewish art
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His frequent flier status was revoked for complaining too much, so he sued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