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
‘Chained wives,’ refused Jewish divorces by their husbands, take to social media
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
The Book of Jonah teaches us to reach beyond our own community with the holiday’s message—whether we are accepted or rejected
Even if the person you wronged doesn’t remember what you did, it can still make a difference to ask for forgiveness. Maybe.
As Yom Kippur approaches, I’ll share what I’ve learned about how to apologize—and how not to
A freedom-themed playlist for however you’re celebrating Independence Day
Despite decades of opposition, there is hope yet for revelry: drunk Americans
Understanding France and Israel by their McDonald’s franchises
Revisiting the story of Joseph and its resonance with the American immigration debate
Patriotic holiday reading from Tablet’s archive
President Obama and the Big America Burger
POTUS is greeted by Bibi, sees Iron Dome, avoids a broken down limo
Stay tuned for our regular updates from Washington
Plus the Hagel “Friends of Hamas” rumor gets put to rest with gusto
A collection of American students shrug him off
A historical debate hatches in New York
Plus Art Modell, Judy Freudberg, and the oldest synagogue in America
Twenty-five years ago today, a rally of 250,000 people changed the fate of Jews worldwide. An oral history.
If the past few weeks are any guide, it looks like the open feud between Jerusalem and Washington is over
A letter from Tel Aviv on the impact of Obama re-election
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.