Long seen as allies of the Jewish state, Bedouins may be embracing their neighbors’ identity—as a way of expressing their own
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
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
Even though it’s just a few blocks from our apartment, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum gave my girls a chance to time-travel
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.
Jon Stewart’s ‘Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear’ was a wasted opportunity for liberals
The foiled Yemeni bomb plot shows why anti-Semitism isn’t only about Jews
Is it wrong to build publicly subsidized housing designed for New York’s ultra-Orthodox community?
Why terrorists from Yemen are trying to bomb synagogues in Chicago
J Street chief Jeremy Ben-Ami calls the plays for the first self-confident alternative Jewish establishment
If the midterm elections give the GOP more power in Washington, that could actually help Obama’s Mideast peace plans
Barack Obama courted American Jews as a candidate, but the relationship is on the rocks
Pro-Israel Congresswoman Shelley Berkley, Democrat from Las Vegas, rides a hot streak
Glenn Beck’s favorite ‘historian’ enlists the Founding Fathers in a battle against diversity
Rahm Emanuel won’t be Chicago’s next mayor, because the city won’t elect a Jew
Working on a book about the United States and Israel, we learned to stop worrying and love the idea of divine election
A new book explores the ‘petrodiplomatic complex’ and Saudi influence on U.S. foreign policy
Was Meir Kahane’s murder al-Qaida’s earliest attack on U.S. soil?
A conservative activist and a liberal Tablet contributor debate whether the ‘Ground Zero mosque’ poses a threat to the United States
Rosh Hashanah in New Orleans, five years after Hurricane Katrina
If there are moral victories to be had, a vote for Lou Reed is one of them
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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?
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