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 home, 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.
In the final installment of her illustrated memoir, a cartoonist considers her future
The 19th-century murder scandal that ended the reign of New York’s Sephardic aristocracy
How did a self-published first novel about ritual-bath murder end up plastered on prime Philadelphia billboards?
The Foreskin’s Lament author is at work on a new project: a comic novel about genocide
How to keep your kid from becoming a tattler
Jewish music you and your kids can both tolerate
The Annotated Child: Coping with the December dilemma
A Ladino conversation group gathers for festivities
An illustrated memoir of Hanukkah, materialism, and materials
The best Jewish chapter books of 2009
What not to buy this holiday season
Why are we so crazy when it comes to vaccines?
A documentary focuses on the grandchildren of Holocaust victims and perpetrators
Organ donation, the mitzvah not enough of us keep
The costumes are back in storage, but not for long!
A round-up of things we wish weren’t rounding up
Plus Kerry offers security proposal to Netanyahu, and more in the news
On the tricky logic of assigning guilt
Troubling policy departure is a misguided response to NSA spying revelations
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
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