Abbas is facing an internal challenge to his leadership, and that—not Israeli housing plans—is why he’s bailing on Kerry
The problem with our politics isn’t the collapse of left or right; it’s our inability to think rigorously about the challenges we face
Jack Balkin, Richard Primus, Randy Barnett, and Eugene Kontorovich talk about how Judaism influences their work
At the intersection of artifice and experience comes a beguiling fantasia on Jewish themes, ‘I Pity the Poor Immigrant’
Before writing a novel about the gangster’s immigrant yearnings, I went digging in the dark corners where he lived
Exclusive footage of Anthony Ciccone singing his sister’s hit ‘Like a Prayer’: ‘It means something to me,’ he says
My father used to share his harrowing childhood memories every year at the Seder. Now I make sure his memories will survive.
A universe of blogs has sprung up where issues of Jewish law and rabbinic authority are discussed in unprecedented ways
Every year, we sweep away crumbs from our cabinets. But we’re often afraid to sweep away stuff we’d be better off without.
The Holocaust destroyed Plock’s Jewish community. But the exodus started decades earlier, after World War I.
By avoiding authoritative rulings in favor of nuanced debate with the ideas of the past, the Oral Law refuses to simplify
The Torah tells us to put a blue thread on our tzitzit. Why has it taken 1,300 years to figure out how?
After a decade in Tel Aviv, European-trained baker Uri Scheft brings his Breads to Manhattan
As our Talmud column returns, debates over Oral Law range from the existential to the mundane
As we rush to file our taxes, parents should take a moment to teach kids about money—and Jewish ethics
The commemorative day is confusing and arbitrary. Let’s find a more meaningful alternative.
Blossom director Zane Buzby offers financial support to a group of tragically overlooked Holocaust survivors
Thanks to the patchwork of laws about same-sex marriage, I got trapped in legal limbo when I wanted a divorce
The Jewish Primary Day School is now the place to be for the kids of Washington’s politically connected Jews
When I caught a foul ball at a baseball game, I felt the divine presence—and it changed my whole life
Seven months into a seven-and-a-half-year study cycle, book critic Adam Kirsch is hooked—and flummoxed
Beards are having their pop cultural moment, but Jews have always known the value of a furry face
Do today’s Seders exist to remember the past, or did past events occur so that they could be remembered later?
Every Passover, my family makes me the Seder’s “wicked son.” I don’t mind—it’s a part I was born to play.
Celebrate National Poetry Month with Tablet’s stories about poets and poems
Yusuf Islam gets inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
A poem by Andrea Cohen for Passover and National Poetry Month
Democrat Ruben Gallego, an Iraq war veteran, eyes Arizona’s 7th District
Frazier Glenn Miller, a ‘raging anti-Semite,’ in custody for deadly JCC attack
Activists behind 1971 break-in that exposed government surveillance tell all
From hipster to eco-friendly to Palm Beach matriarch, we’ve got you covered
Authorities investigating whether shootings were a hate crime
Slideshow: Activists evoke Exodus narrative in story of African asylum seekers
Liel Leibovitz, who has a new book out on the rock ’n’ roll poet, looks at how Cohen’s songs evolved from bleak to transcendent
Correspondence templates taught Jews both literacy and how to be modern. A new anthology shows their entertainment value.
No one Lynn talked to understood how she, the child of a survivor, could cut ties with her family. Then she met Inga.