By building a new center-left coalition, Labor’s new leader has an opportunity to play kingmaker and restore his party’s influence
A new book chronicles the African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem, who left Chicago four decades ago and never looked back
The much-deplored ‘escape of the brains’ has actually brought closer ties with Silicon Valley, India, and even Taiwan
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
Tablet Original Fiction: For Alexander Gruen, there are no real Jews left in the world, only holes—and fire
An ambitious new park is set to transform the dilapidated neighborhood that was once the Russian capital’s first Jewish quarter
The whole idea of a ritual bath seemed foreign and too religious. But now it’s a warm reminder of the moment I became a Jew.
To the Talmudic rabbis, a miracle is more plausible than the notion that their sources were incorrect
Alice Walker will not allow Hebrew translation of The Color Purple
Peter Joseph, of Israel Policy Forum, condemns ‘oversimplified rhetoric’
But his subject is 1980s South Africa and Paul Simon
Can the women’s antiwar group, active in the anti-Israel BDS effort, turn people against drone warfare?
Plus Bibi in the catbird seat, and more in the news
Novelist won’t fly to Germany to accept prize after controversial Iran poem
The author of the The Crisis of Zionism strikes back at criticism of his controversial new book about Israel and American Jews
One-tenth of membership votes by decisive margin
Brooklyn group to decide whether to hold referendum over Israeli products
Which might be more a case of ‘Zionist B.S.’
Plus the Jews of 1600 Pennsylvania, and more
Oren slams call; J Street’s Ben-Ami praises analysis, differs on prescription
‘Dissent’ editor will speak Sunday in Park Slope
The BDS debate comes to Park Slope
As Israel Apartheid Week returns to college campuses across the country, how should supporters of Israel fight the battle for hearts and minds?
We’re hiring two paid, part-time editorial interns
Plus with Kerry arriving to the region, peace talks are on the ropes
His frequent flier status was revoked for complaining too much, so he sued
The strangest CNN segment we’ve seen in a long time
Will people want to hear ‘Scenes from an Italian Restaurant’ live every month?
Remembering Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman (1920-2013)
Plus Madoff’s CFO says employees knew about fraud, and more in the news
Salvos in the bagel wars are being fired at the wrong targets
The most articulate d’var Torah you’ve ever heard a 13-year-old deliver
Does sexually graphic material help Jewish continuity? ‘Unclean Lips’ argues for the unseemliness of Bruce, Roth, and their ilk.
The composer of the beloved Hanukkah song ‘Ocho Kandelikas’ shares stories and melodies from her past
‘Saffron Rice and Cranberry Sauce’ is one of eight stories in a theater production based on Persian Jewish women’s lives