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.
A pair of twins navigate geographic and political divides
How Eliyahu Koren used typography to encourage a new way to pray
The missed opportunity behind the badge of bad mommyhood
Two gay congregations publish non-traditional prayer books
Power struggles, robot wars, and the difficulty of democracyNumbers 16:1–18:32
An Orthodox blogger turns heads one post at a time
Yiddish radio was booming in the 1930s and ’40s. A scholar looks back.
The huggy, hilarious little nutball from elsewhere: my daughter
The new ‘Ghostbusters’ videogame rewards the kosher
A Torah portion of cries, spies, and revolutions on the rise
VIDEO: Assisted Loving author Bob Morris on helping his elderly dad to date
Writer Sam Apple on how parenthood changed him—and how it didn’t
A look at Abraham Hochman, 19th-century Lower East Side clairvoyant
Thinking outside the Jacob-and-Hannah box for Jewish baby names
How a Toronto shul grappled with gay marriage
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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His frequent flier status was revoked for complaining too much, so he sued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