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
The much-deplored ‘escape of the brains’ has actually brought closer ties with Silicon Valley, India, and even Taiwan
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
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.
To the Talmudic rabbis, a miracle is more plausible than the notion that their sources were incorrect
Instead of focusing on dieting before my daughter’s bat mitzvah, I decided to get in shape emotionally
I’m engaged to a non-Jew. We plan to build a Jewish family, even if it won’t look exactly like the one I grew up in.
The Talmud tells parents to teach our kids to swim. The Olympic champ and reality TV star makes that easier.
The Holocaust destroyed Plock’s Jewish community. But the exodus started decades earlier, after World War I.
As we rush to file our taxes, parents should take a moment to teach kids about money—and Jewish ethics
Thanks to the patchwork of laws about same-sex marriage, I got trapped in legal limbo when I wanted a divorce
When I caught a foul ball at a baseball game, I felt the divine presence—and it changed my whole life
Every Passover, my family makes me the Seder’s “wicked son.” I don’t mind—it’s a part I was born to play.
Nobody expected my grandfather to show up at my apartment for Passover—two months after he died
Don’t just ask for donations at your bar or bat mitzvah. Do some homework and find a cause with meaning.
In My Mother’s Wars, Lillian Faderman recalls her single mother’s frustrated efforts to save her family from the Holocaust
The Purim Superhero, a new picture book for Jewish children, includes gay parents. It’s about time.
My grandmother set me up with a cute, Jewish girl. We had a lot in common—including our family tree.
When my newborn daughter became gravely ill, I found strength in the first Torah portion I ever chanted
On Martin Luther King Day, remembering the advantages of a public-school—rather than day-school—education
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)
Plus Madoff’s CFO says employees knew about fraud, and more in the news
Salvos in the bagel wars are being fired at the wrong targets
The most articulate d’var Torah you’ve ever heard a 13-year-old deliver
Brooklyn’s newest restaurant puts an artisanal spin on kosher dining
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