One Middle Eastern nation does indeed pay to influence U.S. foreign policy. Hint: It’s not Israel.
Hamas today is in the same position as Yasser Arafat once was: sacrificing its people to a corrupted ideal
French journalist says that alleged shooter Mehdi Nemmouche was his jailer in Syria, may have also tormented James Foley
What role does America play in Jewish life, and by extension what kind of Jewish literature can be created here?
New novel ‘The Betrayers’ boldly places at its center the most famous refusenik and all he represents for Soviet Jewry
In an excerpt from a new biography, the great showman asks, ‘What does music mean?’
The Talmud imagines the world as organized for the benefit of Torah sages, even in matters of sex and death
These Jewish leaders’ influence has been felt around the country, in every denomination, even if you don’t know them by name
Some Modern Orthodox teens observe ‘half-Shabbat,’ using cell phones in private. How widespread is the trend? Is it a crisis?
I.F. Stone was prescient on Zionism, less so on Communism
Soloveitchik, Céline, Salinger, and more
Caraid O’Brien is a Ulysses performer and Yiddish-theater translator
Need someone to play a convincing Hasid in a movie or on TV? Eliezer Meyer is your man.
Chandler Burr’s new novel is an anti-Jewish tirade
A new history examines the German theologians who made a Jesus in their own image
A klezmer musician turns her grandmother’s FBI files into musical theater
Tablet’s designers built a modern look that’s grounded in history
Gertrude Himmelfarb charts Victorian novelist George Eliot’s road to philo-Semitism
Notes toward a theory of post-Diasporist art
The rise and fall of Isaac Rosenfeld, Saul Bellow’s great rival
What the Wittgenstein family gained and lost
Thirty years ago, two Jewish kids from Toronto swore they’d never stop rockin’. They never did.
The short, tragic life of English poet Isaac Rosenberg
How Judaism remade itself in the wake of the Second Temple’s destruction
Ringing in the Jewish New Year with an artisanal tahini and honey spread
‘Anti-Semitism Antenna’ will be accessible by phone and online
Inspired by Leviticus, eScapegoat lets users offload sins onto a virtual goat
Controversy over the senator’s remarks has distracted from the real issue
The 11-year-olds were wearing uniforms of local Jewish secondary school
An excerpt from Lucinda Franks’ Timeless: Love, Morgenthau, and Me
Predicting which Israelis will win the esteemed award is a national pastime
The singer also attributes past bad press to anti-Semitic and anti-female bias
Responding to critics of my essay about Israel media coverage
The dynamic conductor and genius behind ‘West Side Story’ also wrote classical works. Allen Shawn explores what they reveal.
Batya Ungar-Sargon discusses her exposé on the tax rolls and funding cuts that fueled an ethnic rift in East Ramapo, N.Y.
Some people lean on neighbors for a cup of sugar. The Fruchters, of Memphis, Tennessee, needed theirs to help them keep the Sabbath.