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’

Recycling Time

Rosh Hashanah, a reminder of the cyclical nature of Jewish life, provides good lessons for parenting

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.

L’Chaim!

Six kosher wines to spruce up your holiday meals

Kitchen Conversions

Intermarried couples must learn new holiday recipes and traditions

Market Value

With Rosh Hashanah falling earlier than usual, a chef offers holiday dishes built around late-summer produce

In With the In Crowd

‘Inclusive’ education—when special-needs students share classrooms with other students—benefits all kids

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