In an excerpt from ‘Nuclear Iran,’ calculating, with scientific precision, just how far Iran has come in its quest for the bomb
I got my start in a contentious corner of the Jewish press. It’s good to be here again.
Everything you need to know about world turmoil today—from Obama to Assad to ISIS—is in the ethos of the Corleone family
The influential writer reflects on six decades of art, worry, and Jewish Princess jokes
Assassinated for his opposition to Zionism, de Haan’s life was a succession of scandals, from sex with young Arabs to radical diplomacy
‘This Changes Everything’ is great, except for the parts that don’t add up
Trying to understand this baffling story, which we read on Yom Kippur, gave me insights into my mother’s death
They stole. They murdered. But many Jewish mobsters still saw religious observance as an integral part of their identity.
The Book of Jonah teaches us to reach beyond our own community with the holiday’s message—whether we are accepted or rejected
A new exhibition highlights how Marc Chagall was both a part of and apart from the avant-garde movements that defined the Parisian art scene in the years before and after World War I
In this week’s “Tell Me,” Tablet Magazine’s illustrated question-and-answer column, we learn of a would-be astronaut who grows disenchanted with the stars
A collection of ketubot at New York’s Jewish Museum prompts the Jewish Theological Seminary’s chancellor to consider marriage contracts from medieval times to our own
In advance of the 70th anniversary of the Babi Yar massacre, an exhibition features the paintings of Felix Lembersky, who defied the Soviet regime and depicted the event as a Jewish tragedy
In this week’s “Tell Me,” Tablet Magazine’s illustrated question-and-answer column, we reconstruct a reader’s morning repast—and offer commentary on the proceedings
In a new collection of photographs, 5683 Miles Away, New York-based Israeli expat Yael Ben-Zion looks at everyday life in her homeland with both nostalgia and disillusion
“Tell Me,” Tablet Magazine’s illustrated question-and-answer column, considers some beautiful, wise, nuanced, and surprisingly terse looks at love and heritage
In the latest installment of “Tell Me,” Tablet Magazine’s illustrated question-and-answer column, we consider coincidences, congruities, and how the past informs the present
Type designer Scott-Martin Kosofsky explains the creation of Le Bé, his new digitization of a beautiful 16th-century Hebrew typeface. It debuts in The Selected Poems of Yehuda Halevi, a Nextbook Press e-book published this week.
In the latest installment of Tablet Magazine’s illustrated question-and-answer column, we consider life’s seeming senselessness—and the recycling system at Whole Foods
In the latest installment of Tablet Magazine’s illustrated question-and-answer column, we meet Malachi and watch as Mitzi meets an ignominious end
In the fourth installment of “Tell Mitzi,” Tablet Magazine’s illustrated question-and-answer column, Mitzi thinks about Lot’s wife and the dangers of nostalgia
Newly restored, Chagall’s America Windows—conceived in honor of the 1976 bicentennial and popularized in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off—sparkle as never before
In the second installment of “Tell Mitzi,” Tablet Magazine’s illustrated question-and-answer column, Mitzi learns about New Year’s resolutions—and that sometimes there can be too much of a good thing
In the first installment of Tablet Magazine’s new graphic advice column, we meet Mitzi, the author’s heroine, foil, and muse
Who needs Christian Bale as Moses when Val Kilmer did a brilliant job in the 90s?
Baruch Lebovits, who pleaded guilty to child molestation in May, served less than three months
Rudolf Hess’ prison food is being photographed for the first time.
How the 1984 paranormal comedy ended up in the conservative film canon
Jill Soloway’s latest offering is absorbing, sincere, and tender
A case of how doing what seems wrong can also be what’s right
Setting the record straight on the Hall of Famer’s 69th birthday
Talmudic scholars have never agreed on the pre-Yom Kippur chicken sacrifice
Rivlin joins 11-year-old George Amira, whose anti-bullying video went viral
On a new album, the captivating leader of the band Pharaoh’s Daughter reclaims the music that dominated her religious childhood
Chaya Ben Baruch’s sixth child was born with Down syndrome. Then she did what every good mother does—set out to find him a mate.
The dynamic conductor and genius behind ‘West Side Story’ also wrote classical works. Allen Shawn explores what they reveal.