Long seen as allies of the Jewish state, Bedouins are 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 apartment, 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.
The impresario on his new book, likely the only one to feature both Bon Jovi and the Bobover Rebbe in the index
Tel Aviv’s fashion week is torn in two, but politicization has been stitched into the country’s fabric since 1949
Benoit Mandelbrot, the father of fractal geometry, pens a disturbing new memoir on mathematics—and survival
Jerome Charyn’s crowd-pleasing new mystery novel exiles his larger-than-life hero Isaac Sidel to Texas
Don Francisco, Chilean son of Holocaust survivors, marks 50 years hosting the wildly popular variety TV show
In The Canvas, novelist Benjamin Stein looks at the Binjamin Wilkomirski story from opposing angles
This week, the great architect’s FDR memorial, designed in 1974, opens on Roosevelt Island in New York
The reason I don’t like the HBO drama? I want it to be a show about Jewish gangsters.
The latest installment in Tablet’s monthly original fiction series, by the author of The Gospel of Anarchy
The comic’s political videos are actually the worst representation of the president’s subtlety and values
Food-obsessed Jews, including an obese matriarch, are subtly rendered in Jami Attenberg’s The Middlesteins
The genius of Steely Dan talks blacks, Jews, and Lenny Bruce—and his new record, Sunken Condos
A series of exhibits focuses on Oscar Rabine. Did his 1978 exile to Paris clear new ground for dissident art?
The author, like Israel, takes risks—and lives in opposition to nebbishy Jewish New Yorkers
A rising generation of American entertainers cracks Jewish jokes galore—and couldn’t care less
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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