I got my start in a contentious corner of the Jewish press. It’s good to be here again.
Everything you need to know about world turmoil today—from Obama to Assad to ISIS—is in the ethos of the Corleone family
‘Chained wives,’ refused Jewish divorces by their husbands, take to social media
The influential writer reflects on six decades of art, worry, and Jewish Princess jokes
Assassinated for his opposition to Zionism, de Haan’s life was a succession of scandals, from sex with young Arabs to radical diplomacy
‘This Changes Everything’ is great, except for the parts that don’t add up
The Book of Jonah teaches us to reach beyond our own community with the holiday’s message—whether we are accepted or rejected
Even if the person you wronged doesn’t remember what you did, it can still make a difference to ask for forgiveness. Maybe.
As Yom Kippur approaches, I’ll share what I’ve learned about how to apologize—and how not to
Sacred Trash, new from Nextbook Press, tells the remarkable story of the Cairo Geniza, a trove of Jewish documents from the Middle Ages discovered again in the late 1800s
I became a Jew at the age of 39, and I love my new faith. But learning to embrace Jewish food—especially at Passover—was another story.
Specialty cocktails inspired by the Seder plate offer the flavors of Passover with a twist
More than 50 million copies of the Maxwell House Haggadah have been distributed since 1932, but a different, lower-profile version of the Passover prayerbook is the quintessential Jewish-American text
On the Feast of Unleavened Bread, here’s all of Tablet Magazine’s Passover coverage and commentary, covering everything from quinoa to Qaddafi to Seder-plate cocktails
This week’s parasha teaches the importance of helping those cast aside feel more welcome in the Jewish community. A Boston philanthropist and a Tel Aviv musician are both heeding that lesson.
At the Manischewitz kosher-cooking contest, the menu is international, the fanfare is intense, and the presiding judge is the legendary Jacques Pépin. Could kashrut be the ultimate Top Chef challenge?
A frigid winter, a sick dog, and an iPhone app called Pocket God prompt thoughts of John Calvin and an escape to the Caribbean. But can paradise make reality any less miserable?
Restaurants offering dishes like bacon-wrapped matzo balls are garnering praise for embracing Jewish tradition while also rejecting it. But a chef turned rabbinical student suspects they’re just lazy.
As Hadassah publishes a professionally made cookbook on its 100th anniversary, its archive reveals snapshots of changing Jewish American life, one typed and mimeographed recipe book at a time
Julian Schnabel’s controversial film Miral, like this week’s parasha, is a meditation on impurity. But while the Torah decries the risks of impurity, the movie extols its virtues.
Yuri Dojc, a Canadian photographer born in Slovakia, photographed abandoned prayer books in his family’s ancestral village, where he uncovered a life the Nazis destroyed and his relatives refused to discuss
A once-thriving congregation in Greenville, Miss., now can barely gather a minyan on Shabbat, but it’s managed to keep a popular tradition—a deli-luncheon fundraiser—alive for nearly 130 years
My single mother had set aside a “wedding fund” for me, money to pay for a ceremony and party. But still single at 27, and with school loans mounting, I saw another way to buy myself happiness.
Who cares about March Madness when there are Apgar tests, violin lessons, and a million other things for a Jewish parent to be anxious about? Here’s a bracket for parental anxiety.
Who needs Christian Bale as Moses when Val Kilmer did a brilliant job in the 90s?
Baruch Lebovits, who pleaded guilty to child molestation in May, served less than three months
Rudolf Hess’ prison food is being photographed for the first time.
How the 1984 paranormal comedy ended up in the conservative film canon
Jill Soloway’s latest offering is absorbing, sincere, and tender
A case of how doing what seems wrong can also be what’s right
Setting the record straight on the Hall of Famer’s 69th birthday
Talmudic scholars have never agreed on the pre-Yom Kippur chicken sacrifice
Rivlin joins 11-year-old George Amira, whose anti-bullying video went viral
On a new album, the captivating leader of the band Pharaoh’s Daughter reclaims the music that dominated her religious childhood
Chaya Ben Baruch’s sixth child was born with Down syndrome. Then she did what every good mother does—set out to find him a mate.
The dynamic conductor and genius behind ‘West Side Story’ also wrote classical works. Allen Shawn explores what they reveal.