But now the country’s Jewish community is divided between those lining up with Moscow and those joining the revolution in Kiev
Residents in gentrifying areas will get units in luxury buildings. Activists say that won’t stop the cost of living from pushing them out.
Jews in Kiev say the protests were about democracy; others in Odessa believe the Maidan was full of Nazis. Now what?
Somehow, the mangling of the Broadway actress’s name may be the best thing to happen to her underappreciated career
Tablet Original Fiction: An IDF soldier takes a strange dare, and brings the battlefield home
The new TV show, starring two young Jewish women, may be as culturally significant as Lenny Bruce or Joey Ramone
I pray with angry, damaged, and difficult men. I stay because they’re like my brothers. And because sometimes they change.
Video: Of course you love your grandmother’s matzo-ball soup. But try this recipe if you prefer something with a bit of a kick.
The Talmud describes rabbis who were not just judges and legal analysts, but magicians as well
A vote to officially allow English at the Jerusalem institution is part of a longer history of Zionist concessions
The chess genius denied he was a Jew, but the Lubavitcher Rebbe disagreed. Who was right?
A brilliant young Harvard Ph.D. faces jail for impersonating a Bible scholar—and rival of his father
A live-score screening of the Yiddish classic The Yellow Ticket helps launch the city’s Jewish cinema celebration
The hit period-specific PBS drama glosses over a crucial detail of 1920s England: anti-Semitism
Sarah Bunin Benor’s new Jewish English Lexicon crowd-sources distinctive contributions to the language
He’s one of the most inventive stand-up comedians around. So, why does he sound like a throwback?
New translations of three astonishing poems, which evoke the horror of the Lodz ghetto and its aftermath
Crime writer Ed Lacy died 45 years ago. Few knew he was also a New Yorker contributor and communist darling.
Is the free-associating tour guide and hipster icon, star of a Hulu original series, the hidden saint of our times?
Sierra Leone’s Israeli-built parliament building is a symbol of the Jewish state’s long-running engagement in Africa
A conversation about literature, Judaism, and the Almighty with the great Yale literary critic
Author Lily Brett explores everything from Hendrix to the Holocaust in a thinly veiled autobiographical novel
A yearlong first encounter with the great Yiddish author who gave me my middle name
Reflecting on a rough 2012, the Tattler suggests we all resolve to do the best we can with what we’ve got
The prime minister leads journalist Peter Greenberg through the Holy Land
Syrian-made rockets reportedly flown to Iran then shipped to Gaza
Collection of 500,000 documents will be made available to the public
Wolfgang G. Schwanitz answers Tablet’s review of his and Barry Rubin’s book
Minnesota Republican Michele Bachmann thinks so
Samuel Waldman, a teacher at a girls’ seminary, admits obtaining films online
We’re hiring a full-time, paid editorial intern
Isabel Halley’s porcelain and gold plate gets Lena Dunham’s stamp of approval
Cites Ukraine’s appointment of oligarchs as governors as reason for unrest
As the 91-year-old Yiddish theater star embarks on a Purim cabaret show, we revisit his appearance on Vox Tablet
Edmund Levin plumbs trial transcripts to examine how one of Russia’s biggest court cases fed on the myth of Jewish malice
Evolving Jewish culture—and doctors’ orders—dealt a blow to South Florida’s delicatessens. But they’re making a comeback.