Premiership

A new book gives an insider’s assessment of four Israeli prime ministers—and Menachem Begin the voice he never had

Promises to Keep

Jonathan Schneer’s history of the Balfour Declaration frames a still-unfolding struggle

High Holiday Crossword

A crossword puzzle for the month of Tishrei

Lost in Translation

A Ramallah man struggles to find a reading public for Maimonides

Self-Made Golem

Simon Wiesenthal, painted in a new biography as a fame-seeking myth-maker, is also the man who insisted that the world face up to the Holocaust

The Arab Lobby

A new book explores the ‘petrodiplomatic complex’ and Saudi influence on U.S. foreign policy

First Blood

Was Meir Kahane’s murder al-Qaida’s earliest attack on U.S. soil?

Last Resort

A scuttled development on Israel’s Palmahim beach marks a victory for environmental groups

Kosher Pigskin

As football season starts, discussing backup Vikings quarterback Sage Rosenfels and other Jews in the NFL

Islamophobia or Reality?

A conservative activist and a liberal Tablet contributor debate whether the ‘Ground Zero mosque’ poses a threat to the United States

After the Exodus

Rosh Hashanah in New Orleans, five years after Hurricane Katrina

Mountain Jews

Despite diminishing numbers, a historical Jewish community thrives in Azerbaijan

Prolific

If Saudi Arabia gets the bomb, the rest of the Middle East is likely to go nuclear

Standard-Bearer

A liberal Jewish journalist in Israel wonders where her allegiance lies

One-State Illusion

On Israel’s left and right, calls for binationalism are gaining ground. But the idea is a betrayal of Zionism, and of Judaism.

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