Holiday in the Hinterland

Once home to Jewish immigrants, a South African city today hosts a very different sort of Jewish practice

Seeing Things

When fast-food-induced hallucinations of Chelsea Clinton precede Yom Kippur, extreme measures must be taken

First Draft

Envisioning a rabbi’s struggle to write an original Yom Kippur sermon

Print War

How the relationship between a reporter and his editor shook the Yiddish press

Kosher by Design

How Michael Wyschogrod taught me to eat like a Jew

On One Foot

A new Nextbook Press biography of Hillel makes clear that the rabbi’s words and thoughts—though millennia old—resonate today

United State

A recent contretemps in Israel served to underscore the surprising and recent cohesion among the branches of U.S. Judaism

In the Rearview

Novelist Darin Strauss talks about living with, and atoning for, a terrible car accident

Into the Jewish People

The rabbi who co-officiated at the Clinton-Mezvinsky wedding on his journey to accepting intermarriage

The Jews’ Jews

Anti-Semites paint Jews as different and strange; many Jews do the same to the so-called ‘ultra-Orthodox’

Parts of the Whole

In the reflective period of the High Holidays, Tablet Magazine—together with rabbis and writers—considers the debate over Jewish identity and makes an argument for inclusiveness

Heavenly Fatherhood

A haftorah of child-rearing and redemption

Visiting the Dead

A visit to New York’s Mount Carmel Cemetery highlights how far American Jews have drifted from their immigrant ancestors, geographically and ritually

Beyond Repair

Is tikkun olam, the Jewish concept of “healing the world,” as dangerous as David Horowitz says it is?

Pilgrimage

Each year before Rosh Hashanah, thousands of Jews visit the grave of Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav. Rodger Kamenetz joined them and brought along a friend: Franz Kafka.

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