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.
Saudi Arabia, China, and Iran ban books. Why are they being honored on the European book-fair circuit?
Protests against the monarchy—the biggest since the Arab Spring began—are bad news for Israel and the U.S.
For years, the Arabic press promoted the conspiracy that Jews fixed U.S. elections. That’s changing.
Judith Butler is the perfect recipient for a prize named after the patron saint of obfuscation
Berlin’s Jewish Museum gave Judith Butler and Germans permission to indulge dangerous political impulses
Thomas Friedman, Elliott Abrams, Walter Russell Mead, and Aaron David Miller advise the next president
Jay Lefkowitz is the Orthodox Jewish advocate in the real-life drama behind Maggie Gyllenhaal’s new film
Avoiding the U.N. circus would have sent a stronger message about the gravity of the Iranian threat
Ignoring cultural difference and overestimating politics has left us without a resolution. We can do better.
In Fortress Israel, journalist Patrick Tyler argues that the country’s warrior ethos impedes Mideast peace
Once Israel’s worst enemy, Zakaria Zubeidi forswore violence. He’s now starving in a Palestinian prison.
A lawsuit against New York’s ‘oral suction’ law is misguided—and would backfire against the ultra-Orthodox
The White House’s response to the anti-Islam video is proof of the enduring influence of Edward Said’s ideas
Congregants gathering at the famously liberal B’nai Jeshurun may not know about a dark chapter in its past
Don’t blame a YouTube movie for ‘inciting’ the mob that killed the U.S. ambassador. Blame the killers.
Legendary South African leader fought for racial equality and peaceful resistance
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
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