The country and the world came to a standstill then. Can his death inspire a similar momentum for change?
Long seen as allies of the Jewish state, Bedouins may be 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
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 home, 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.
Breastfeeding mothers have enough to think about without worrying that they’re not sufficiently sexy
Sages in a superstitious age accepted the existence of invisible devils and the use of magic to render them visible
Once a bastion for strictly observant women, Jewish ritual baths are reaching out beyond the Orthodox
Germany’s challenge to Jewish tradition focuses on individual rights, but what about our bodies’ sanctity?
At Sunday school, I learned about the Israelites and end-times. Then bar mitzvah season began.
Our book critic dives into Daf Yomi’s daily regimen expecting a law code, but instead finds a chain of questions
The new head of Jacques Levine footwear looks to revive his family business—by going beyond slippers
Betty Sussman, 80, finds her calling as an official greeter at Palm Beach International Airport
When I was a kid, my folks were ordinary suburbanites. Then they retired, made aliyah, and got hip.
Jews have pioneered the premium ice cream craze for 40 years, from Häagen-Dazs to Ben & Jerry’s and beyond
Forget the Olympics and going for the gold. Books about baseball show kids why it’s OK—even good—not to win.
New York Times writer Doreen Carvajal goes to Spain to understand why her ancestors hid their Jewish roots
As the daf yomi cycle of Talmud learning concludes this week, a Jerusalem study group breaks a barrier
Cancer, and a year of chemotherapy, gave me a new perspective on Jewish holidays—starting with Tisha B’Av
Hiking the Appalachian Trail—once before Tisha B’Av—taught me the essence of observance
Legendary South African leader fought for racial equality and peaceful resistance
Happy Hanukkah from Sicily, Italy
A round-up of things we wish weren’t rounding up
Plus Kerry offers security proposal to Netanyahu, and more in the news
On the tricky logic of assigning guilt
Troubling policy departure is a misguided response to NSA spying revelations
If there are moral victories to be had, a vote for Lou Reed is one of them
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Former Miss Israel cast as superhero in upcoming Batman vs. Superman flick
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