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 Torah tells us to put a blue thread on our tzitzit. Why has it taken 1,300 years to figure out how?
As our Talmud column returns, debates over Oral Law range from the existential to the mundane
The commemorative day is confusing and arbitrary. Let’s find a more meaningful alternative.
Seven months into a seven-and-a-half-year study cycle, book critic Adam Kirsch is hooked—and flummoxed
Do today’s Seders exist to remember the past, or did past events occur so that they could be remembered later?
The range of problems and the variety of answers in the study of Oral Law lead to new pathways of reasoning
To overcome fated lives, the Talmud’s rabbis argued, perform virtuous acts according to Torah
As mainstream acceptance grows—along with membership—gay congregations face unexpected questions
A new iPhone game turns the Bible’s most detailed book into fast-paced, educational entertainment
In a congregation that didn’t focus on God, I discovered the value of reciting prayers I don’t believe
Rabbis left enforcement of their Talmudic decrees to communal standards and voluntary commitment
When is a tent just a tent and not like a bed or a hat? To update Jewish laws, the rabbis reasoned by analogy.
Stories about hidden identity, vegetarianism, and getting plastered, from four young comedy writers
Women’s Purim costumes have gotten skimpier and sexier. I tried to buck the trend, but it didn’t go well.
You wouldn’t expect that the tractate on Shabbat would be the place to discuss circumcision. You’d be wrong.
Faring better than Europe, but with clouds on the horizon
Says Legendary Photojournalist Tyler Hicks is Bad at His Job
More of the shallowest, least thoughtful commentators of the week
‘Every two minutes, we hear a bombardment’
Kills two in surprise attack Friday morning
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
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