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
Howard Jacobson swore he wouldn’t write another Jewish novel. What happened?
Murray Zimiles explores the links between Torah arks and carousel horses
Alex Ross takes us on a music tour of the 20th century
A conversation with Alisa Solomon about the first—and last—Zionist musical comedy on Broadway
A young critic weighs in on three new novels
Anthropologist Ruth Behar keeps returning to the place her family left behind
Henry Goodman explores the inner workings of a milkman-patriarch
Norman Mailer brings out the evil in all of us
Daniel Smith explores the history of the phenomenon—from the Bible to his father
Cabaret-punk band Barbez pays tribute to Paul Celan
What happens when 100 klezmer musicians from around the world gather for a photo op?
What happens when an agnostic follows all the rules in the Bible? A.J. Jacobs finds out.
Shalom Auslander reads from his new memoir—and waits for calamity to strike
A consummate salesman sings the praises of this unusual fruit
Rachel Lichtenstein takes us on a tour of forgotten places along London’s Brick Lane
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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His frequent flier status was revoked for complaining too much, so he sued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