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
A new piece of legislation seeks to upset the status quo over which language the Jewish state deems official. It’s deeply misguided.
In an excerpt from a new biography, the great showman asks, ‘What does music mean?’
The dynamic conductor and genius behind ‘West Side Story’ also wrote classical works. Allen Shawn explores what they reveal.
How under the weight of history, all memory becomes holy—even the memory that should not
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?
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
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.