God’s Garbage in New Jersey

Residents paid a rabbi to bury damaged ritual objects. But it’s illegal, and thousands of trash bags remain in limbo.

Brooklyn’s Unofficial Mayor

City Councilman Brad Lander’s coalition includes Hasids and J Streeters—but can he move beyond Brooklyn?

Gay Marriage’s Legal Crusader

This week, Roberta Kaplan will try to get the Supreme Court to overturn DOMA—ratifying her marriage, too

America’s Anti-Gun Theocrats

Should rabbis and other clerics engage in politics? Only, it seems, if they support liberal policies.

The Orthodox Go to Washington

The rise of Orthodox Jews at AIPAC is an indicator of the community’s growing political involvement and influence

What Judaism Says About Drones

Jewish tradition is weighted definitively against pacifism. But does that mean drone warfare is kosher?

Do We Need a Pro-Israel Lobby?

Six prominent thinkers and activists make their case—and their answers may surprise you

Obama and Bibi Skip the Party

With the president and the prime minister otherwise occupied, will this year’s AIPAC confab bring any results?

AIPAC’s Party Planners

Meet the two men responsible for the year’s biggest Jewish event: the pro-Israel lobby’s policy conference

How AIPAC Is Losing

Chuck Hagel will be secretary of Defense, and Iran will go nuclear. So much for an all-powerful Israel Lobby.

Judaism’s Epic Food Fight

Each Purim, star academics like Milton Friedman and Alan Dershowitz debate: latkes or hamantaschen?

Ohio’s Holocaust Memorial Fight

Gov. John Kasich’s proposed statehouse monument is unprecedented. Some argue it’s also unnecessary.

How Ed Koch Honored My Son

The late New York mayor told me he wanted to be remembered by my son Daniel Pearl’s final words: ‘I am Jewish.’

Hizzoner

Former New York City mayor Ed Koch, who died today, spoke to Tablet in 2011 about politics and Judaism

Hitler’s Toilet Is in New Jersey: A Yacht’s Commode, in an Auto-Repair Shop

For half a century, Greg’s Auto Repair has housed the commode from Aviso Grille, the Führer’s biggest yacht

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