A new genre of journalism brings up the good, the bad, and the ugly of liberal soul-searching
Don’t call yourselves progressives if you put up with religiously zealous, violent maniacs like Hamas
AIPAC, the so-called Jewish Lobby, has no influence in the White House and is scared to speak out
Art-world pervert flaunts mirrored balloons, oodles of cash at the Whitney
What happened when Kenneth Fearing’s Communist sympathies came up against his ideas about art?
Now that you know the novelist’s incestuous secrets, is his newly reissued ‘Mercy of a Rude Stream’ quartet worth reading or not?
Brian Schwadron studied with indigenous healers around the world. Now he’s using what he learned to create wedding banquets.
Roman Jews have had a long love affair with tomatoes. This recipe for oven-browned ‘pomodori a mezzo’ will show you why.
For two weeks at Camp Simcha every summer, campers aren’t kids with cancer or kids with cerebral palsy. They’re just kids.
The complicated history of Jews and dairy
A haftorah of counting down and living it up
A convert to Judaism discusses why the sleepless, all-night study sessions make this her favorite holiday
Shavuot and cheese, past and present
Everything you ever wanted to know about the Festival of Weeks
If we love adorable animals in children’s books, are we ethically obliged to raise our kids vegetarian?
A haftorah of misgivings and misplaced trust
San Francisco’s Federation puts new restrictions on its grants, worrying Bay Area Jewish-studies profs
Chef Alain Cohen brings a taste of North Africa to Los Angeles
There are distinct similarities between what comes out on the page and what comes out in the w.c.
An argument for keeping summertime unplugged
The blissful idleness, and useless information dump, of a frequent flyer
A haftorah of discipline and death
An interview with Miriam Lowenbraun, who is working to bring Jews back to observance
In a new memoir, Mark Oppenheimer recounts how competitive debate saved his youth
Rediscovering the relevance of a Streisand classic
The author of Tablet’s ‘France’s Toxic Hate’ series discusses his background
Netanyahu vows to press on until tunnel threat eliminated
On August 2, 1944, Nazis liquidated the concentration camp’s Gypsy section
Three reasons it has difficulty facing up to anti-Jewish hate
Celebrated author and Yiddish scion passes away at 103
NPR anchor passes away at 68
Getting to the bottom of what the war in Gaza is about
‘Snapshot’ highlights traces of the city’s past using Polaroid-style frames
Irving Finkel, an expert on ancient Mesopotamia, decodes a Babylonian tablet and traces its path to the Book of Genesis
How one shy, whistle-blowing intern in an Amsterdam archive uncovered a travesty that insulted a decimated community
Two economists argue that literacy, not laws forbidding land ownership, created a small, widely dispersed and highly skilled minority