The lingering effects of his massive Ponzi scheme on a century-old youth group, a Boston philanthropist, and small investors
The country and the world came to a standstill then. Can his death inspire a similar momentum for change?
Long seen as allies of the Jewish state, Bedouins may be embracing their neighbors’ identity—as a way of expressing their own
The Tattler: So what if Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer revive the Von Trapps? Is that so wrong?
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
Enough already with blasting shopping as soulless: Jewish tradition is nothing if not a defense of commerce
Even though it’s just a few blocks from our home, 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
In Religion for Atheists, Alain de Botton urges nonbelievers to pick and choose religions’ best offerings
A well-thumbed book from my Lutheran childhood is now the ideal text for my Shavuot study and reflection
Bill Berman is an anomaly among South Florida’s dairymen, few of whom start their day putting on tefillin
How meditation helped me unplug from my chaotic life and connect with Judaism
They’re frustrating, and sometimes broken, but the men in my shul make services divine
Cancer patients find a new perspective on the present and the future in the Jewish ritual of counting the Omer
At the Seder, we open the door for Elijah. As a child, I thought he’d actually appear. Then I grew up, and anticipation faded into resignation.
Rabbinical reasoning behind our pre-Passover search for hametz leads Jews through a theological maze, but everything is illuminated at the end
From a Jonathan Adler Seder plate to a mezuzah that evokes the parting of the Red Sea, high-design Passover tchotchkes for your home
On the Feast of Unleavened Bread, here’s all of Tablet Magazine’s Passover coverage and commentary, covering everything from quinoa to Qaddafi to Seder-plate cocktails
There are men who leave you for another woman, and there are men who leave you for a man. Then there are those who dump you for God.
While Orthodox girls obsess about skirt length and hosiery choices, are we overlooking Judaism’s most important lessons about modesty?
The Book of Esther, which chronicles the story of Purim, has special resonance for Jewish communities thriving in Diaspora
After attending one cookie-cutter Orthodox wedding after another, a question arises: Are these rituals being performed in meaningful ways?
When a woman learns the art of Torah chanting, she realizes she is part of a new religious tradition—as well as a very old, sacred one
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The composer of the beloved Hanukkah song ‘Ocho Kandelikas’ shares stories and melodies from her past