Leaving Orthodoxy for the IDF

As the Knesset debates conscription for Haredim, some teens are already leaving their community to serve

An Orthodox Star Is Born

When Ofir Ben Sheetrit sang on Israel’s The Voice, her high school suspended her, but the country went wild

Israeli-Arab War Over Textbooks

A new study funded by the U.S. undercuts the notion that Palestinian schools incite violence against Israel

Iran To Investigate JCC Bombing

Why is Argentina letting Iran examine the 1994 AMIA bombing in Buenos Aires, a crime Hezbollah surely committed?

How Ed Koch Honored My Son

The late New York mayor told me he wanted to be remembered by my son Daniel Pearl’s final words: ‘I am Jewish.’

Hizzoner

Former New York City mayor Ed Koch, who died today, spoke to Tablet in 2011 about politics and Judaism

Fighting Soccer’s Barbarians

My beloved Beitar Jerusalem has some racist fans. Instead of abandoning the team, we should take it back.

Eisenhower’s New Fans

Barack Obama and Chuck Hagel look to the 34th president as a foreign-affairs model. But is it a willful misreading?

Hitler’s Toilet Is in New Jersey: A Yacht’s Commode, in an Auto-Repair Shop

For half a century, Greg’s Auto Repair has housed the commode from Aviso Grille, the Führer’s biggest yacht

Draft Josh Malina!

The West Wing actor is the perfect candidate for the job of White House liaison to the Jewish community

My Son’s First Election

My 7-year-old told me to vote for the party that ‘gives the most peace,’ but there were none on offer in Israel’s election

Why I Voted for Yair Lapid

The centrist’s simple but emotionally profound Zionism could lead to an Israel less at war with itself

Germany’s Top Anti-Semite?

Journalist Jakob Augstein appears alongside Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on a top 10 list of the world’s worst bigots

The Settlers’ Spiritual Fathers

Today, as Israelis vote, the religious Zionist theology of Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook and his son looms large

Inaugural Parade’s Jewish Voice

Charlie Brotman, who has narrated every parade since Eisenhower in 1957, says he won’t retire until 120

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