Thanks to the Internet, Jerusalem seems closer than ever—but thanks to her government’s policy, remains out of reach
Innocent people shouldn’t fear walking down the street, whatever their faith—and everyone must push back against the madness
The lingering effects of his massive Ponzi scheme on a century-old youth group, a Boston philanthropist, and small investors
Abel Meeropol’s ‘Strange Fruit’ gets remixed into Yeezus in a manner worthy of its creator, for song of the year
The Tattler: So what if Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer revive the Von Trapps? Is that so wrong?
On the 26th anniversary of Freedom Sunday, a photographer uses objects to look at the immigrant experience
An ancient principle of Judaism, debated at length in the Oral Law, is that it is a sin to count Jews—or is it?
My family’s history gave me a pedigree as a Jewish New Yorker—until a visit revealed how quickly the past disappeared
When I got married, my sheitel was a symbol of my wedding vows and my Orthodoxy. Then it became a symbol of my discontent.
There hasn’t been a Jewish Miss America since Bess Meyerson in 1945. With Loren Galler Rabinowitz set to compete for her crown Saturday, a writer considers the legacy of a Jewish queen of femininity.
In a new memoir, Mark Oppenheimer recounts how competitive debate saved his youth
Playing the defiant Vashti in a day school Purim play awakened my inner feminist
On Valentine’s Day, reflecting on the limits and boundlessness of a father’s love
How a Modern Orthodox Jew struggled to reconcile her yogic practice with her Judaism
To honor her body, the writer visits a Tel Aviv tattoo parlor
From the archives: How a poet made the transition from man to woman
From the archives: In praise of ‘knish,’ ‘shmundie,’ and other Yiddish slang for vagina
Young-adult novelist Norma Klein taught me about sex and feminism, in a very Jewish world
A divorcee reenters the world of dating
The new ‘Ghostbusters’ videogame rewards the kosher
The stomach churning persistence of the Jewish day school experience
What it meant for one person, born male, to become a woman
A writer tries digesting the reasons that anger eats away at him
The romantic, bumpy road to learning a new language
My night with Kanye West and 20,000 other believers
‘Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Call to Transcendence,’ by Shai Held
With raunchy Auschwitz shot, naturally
You can finally blame today’s awful music on your children
Plus Red Sea-Dead Sea pipeline finally happening, and more in the news
Will European health officials take note?
Citing cost, Israeli premier ignites a firestorm among detractors
Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Shlomo Hagler sued by board members
With a little help from Tablet’s readers
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