Long seen as allies of the Jewish state, Bedouins are embracing their neighbors’ identity—as a way of expressing their own
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
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
Even though it’s just a few blocks from our apartment, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum gave my girls a chance to time-travel
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.
My unnerving identification with the cuddly curmudgeon
“Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner dishes on the show’s Jewish characters
The surgical steps Alfred Hitchcock Presents took to adapt Philip Roth for television
Thirty years ago, Barbra and Golda made nice in prime time
Gertrude Berg conquered America. Why is she still something of a mystery?
Can Shalom TV find the viewers it craves?
The Golem migrates from Prague to Springfield
On Aaron Sorkin’s new show, the banter is flying and the Christian right is raging
Who really wears the pants in the home of foul-mouthed agent Ari Gold?
Oprah visits Auschwitz: In good taste or bad?
A celebrity rabbi takes on the American living room
The Real World: Key West features two Jewish cast members: After all the boozing and broken hearts will they end up together?
Try as it might, ABC’s Sons & Daughters is no Arrested Development
VH1′s So Jewtastic is a case of the lady who doth protest too much
Entourage disappoints one of the faithful
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Former Miss Israel cast as superhero in upcoming Batman vs. Superman flick
Plus spotting Bibi on the street in Jerusalem, and more in the news
We’re hiring two paid, part-time editorial interns
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His frequent flier status was revoked for complaining too much, so he sued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)
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