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An Exquisite Viennese Gala; Memories of Schwarzenegger

The 62nd Viennese Opera Ball in New York City, a lavish affair, celebrated Leonard Bernstein and Johann Strauss. And there was cake.

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The Rise of Halal-Certified Food

Mirroring a model set decades ago to certify kosher products, American Muslims witness the growth of the ‘Muslim hekhsher

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Israeli Immigration Thriller Becomes Global Sensation

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen’s suspenseful new ‘Waking Lions’ turns the fateful collision of an Israeli doctor and an African immigrant into an indictment of surging nationalism

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Hope Springs Fraternal

Israeli NBA player Omri Casspi is headed to the New Orleans Pelicans with his friend, DeMarcus ‘Boogie’ Cousins

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Zahav Chef Michael Solomonov a Semifinalist for James Beard Award

Tova du Plessis, the Jewish owner of South Philadelphia’s Essen Bakery, has also been nominated for Outstanding Baker

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Mash-up of Alex Trebek Rapping Drake (and Desiigner and Weezy and Kayne) Lyrics Will Make You Smile

Trebek spits hot fiya—about starting from the bottom, buying choppers, and pandas

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Homer Vs. Abe, Tarkatower Vs. Botvinnik

This week’s episode of ‘The Simpsons’ featured a duel between father and son, played as a reenactment of a 1936 game between legendary Jewish grandmasters

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Future of Manchester’s Historic Reform Synagogue in Question

A plan to build skyscrapers necessitates the demoliltion of the city center’s only shul, which the congregation supports. But England’s heritage lobby feels the new real estate would ‘harm’ Manchester’s character.

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What My Cabbie Taught Me

In Jerusalem, I developed an unlikely friendship with a taxi driver. I owe him much more than what’s on the meter.

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Homage to the Mexicans in the Time of Trump

The wall will go up, separating ourselves from our own past

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Public School, Bibi, and Sports: Letters to the Editor

Comments from our readers on Betsy DeVos and the Talmud, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, and Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to the Trump White House

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Rabbi Marvin Tokayer Honored for Lifetime of Service Between Jewish and Japanese Communities

Tokayer and his wife were sent to Japan by the Lubavitcher Rebbe in 1967: ‘We went for two years and forgot to come home.’

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Star Chef Offers Israeli-Hungarian Fusion in New York

At a special, six-course dinner at the Hungarian Consulate, Yossi Elad married the flavors of Jerusalem with the foods of his youth

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Nir Hod

The Israeli artist on his creative process, the importance of conflict in art, and why he’ll never eat gefilte fish and lox

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Love Ensemble

At Carnegie Hall, a touching symphony reminded me of my late father, Gustav Mahler, and the Jewish principle, ‘ahavat ha’ger’—love of the stranger

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The Five Books of Donald: A Jewish Reading List to Beat Your Trump Anxiety

Tired of ominous news updates and social media outrage? Here are classic Jewish texts to help revive the spirit and soothe the soul

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4 3 2 1: A Novel by Paul Auster

From Tablet’s print magazine: the late 1960s and all their Jewish rebelliousness, in an ‘energetic’ new fiction full of alternate realities

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An Open Letter to the Writer of the Open Letter to Robert Kraft

On the Super Bowl-winning owner of the New England Patriots, dining companion of the president, and ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome’

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No, Trump Did Not Withdraw U.S. Support For the Two-State Solution

An overeager media, searching for signs of a dramatic Trump shift on Israel that hasn’t come, reported one that hasn’t even materialized

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Trump Fumbles Yet Another Opportunity to Address Country’s Rising Anti-Semitism

Wanting an ‘easy question,’ President Trump told a Jewish reporter to ‘sit down’ after he mentioned concerns over the ‘uptick’ in anti-Jewish incidents in the U.S.

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Knesset to Offer Yiddish Course to MKs

Shas MK Ya’akov Margi has initiated language classes in Mughrabi, and now in Yiddish. Soon, a Ladino course will be offered.