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.
Naomi Alderman’s provocative novel The Liars’ Gospel puts Jesus back in the Jewish time and place whence he came
The National Jewish Book Awards, given out last night, host America’s most lucrative literary prize
World War II hero Witold Pilecki infiltrated the death camp and reported to the Polish high command
A new generation of women is being misled into assuming an ideological tension between feminism and Zionism
Avi Shilon pens a masterful biography of the man who irrevocably bound Israel to the Diaspora and the Holocaust
Alexander Stille never stopped investigating his parents, as shown by his new memoir about his World War II heritage
An exhilarating new intellectual history argues that anti-Judaism is at the heart of Western culture
Jews flocked to retreats like Marienbad, but what couldn’t be healed was Europe’s anti-Semitism
A gripping new history of Flavius Josephus portrays a Roman Jewish writer forever wrestling with his identity
The author, publishing a new novel this week, talks about conversion, suffering, and life in Vermont
A masterful encyclopedia sums up our history and culture but raises the question of where Jewishness lies today
Inheriting Abraham, by Jon Levenson, expertly dismantles the idea of the patriarch as the father of three religions
Reading his last novels, I longed to dispel Roth’s gloom until I realized he wants me to just sit with it
A vote to officially allow English at the Jerusalem institution is part of a longer history of Zionist concessions
The chess genius denied he was a Jew, but the Lubavitcher Rebbe disagreed. Who was right?
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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