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
A new book, Escape From North Korea, says the Korean diaspora should emulate the movement to free Soviet Jewry
Are videos featuring Sarah Silverman and Samuel L. Jackson, put out by a Jewish Super PAC, swaying voters?
On the anniversary of Rabin’s murder, the left-wing leadership can’t organize a unified rally to commemorate it
Prominent Jews like the Harvard lawyer have spent years criticizing Obama. So, why are they endorsing him?
Policies proposed by Mitt Romney, especially on education, are antithetical to fairness and compassion
A new book argues that the roster of Jewish jocks includes matadors, weightlifters, and competitive eaters
In 1987, Brian Kelly was Jedd Fisch’s camp counselor. Now they’re both big-shot college football coaches.
The Republican remembered for a slur is using his Jewishness to help orchestrate his political comeback
This season, the first ladies of the Levant go nuclear, bringing the drama even without Skinny Girl Margaritas
As the presidential election nears, rabbis debate whether partisanship is part of their job description
Former phenom Tamir Goodman now coaches kids who idolize his NBA pal, Omri Casspi. What happened?
Bucking convention in his village, Yousef Juhja sent three sons to the IDF—and one paid the ultimate price
The murders in Benghazi are the latest in a string of attacks on American diplomats to go unanswered by the U.S.
It’s time to admit that banning Mein Kampf while allowing anti-Islam cartoons is a double-standard
Saudi Arabia, China, and Iran ban books. Why are they being honored on the European book-fair circuit?
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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