From smashing Google Glasses to rejecting peace talks, failing to understand natural rights is leading to some very dark places
Members of the Mimouna Club have made it their mission to learn about Jews and Jewish life as a way of learning about themselves
In his memoir ‘Positive,’ Michael Saag warns that our broken health care system is more dangerous than the AIDS epidemic
The cab-driving poet and his wife marched alone together in the Israel Day Parade
At the intersection of artifice and experience comes a beguiling fantasia on Jewish themes, ‘I Pity the Poor Immigrant’
Before writing a novel about the gangster’s immigrant yearnings, I went digging in the dark corners where he lived
My grandfather told me his hometown no longer existed. But I found it—and finally came to appreciate my own heritage.
My father used to share his harrowing childhood memories every year at the Seder. Now I make sure his memories will survive.
A universe of blogs has sprung up where issues of Jewish law and rabbinic authority are discussed in unprecedented ways
Talmudic rabbis debate the reach of permissions and prohibitions, and Jews are rewarded for virtuous behavior
Why is Argentina letting Iran examine the 1994 AMIA bombing in Buenos Aires, a crime Hezbollah surely committed?
The rabbis who reasoned about the day of rest also celebrated it. Plus: The Talmud on iPad and in translation.
Whitney’s mother to Oprah: Gay is not OK. Is her prejudice any different from ours against intermarriage?
Barack Obama and Chuck Hagel look to the 34th president as a foreign-affairs model. But is it a willful misreading?
Lionizing those who perform feats of memory and logic, who reason strictly from premise to conclusion
The host of Obama’s second inaugural party, Sen. Charles Schumer, is America’s lovable Jewish Uncle Leo
My 7-year-old told me to vote for the party that ‘gives the most peace,’ but there were none on offer in Israel’s election
In this week’s page of Talmud, the rabbis show their skill at making distinctions between obligation and acting out
For Tu B’Shevat, a cooking class creates a perfect opportunity to teach children about Jewish values
The Golden Globes and Oscars reward Lincoln and Django. Are slavery movies the new Holocaust flicks?
It’s hard to teach kids etiquette when adults behave badly. So put down your smartphone and pay attention.
In order to understand Sabbath rules, the rabbis show, one must imagine exactly what work the Israelites did
The hit period-specific PBS drama glosses over a crucial detail of 1920s England: anti-Semitism
This week, the rabbis ask if two half-sins equal a whole one. In what part of a sin is sinfulness located?
Leaflets telling Jews to register with authorities not actually from ‘authorities’
‘Hate speech’ charges stemmed from 2012 Rolling Stone interview
Her pitch perfect Aaron Sorkin parody is the smart, gutsy humor we need
Victims’ families speak at moving memorial service in Overland Park, Kansas
Matzos Coffee, the sweet, sugary European treat that’s as simple as it sounds
Embracing a simple, rewarding practice devoted to Jewish moral conduct
Celebrate National Poetry Month with Tablet’s stories about poets and poems
Yusuf Islam gets inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
A poem by Andrea Cohen for Passover and National Poetry Month
Liel Leibovitz, who has a new book out on the rock ’n’ roll poet, looks at how Cohen’s songs evolved from bleak to transcendent
Correspondence templates taught Jews both literacy and how to be modern. A new anthology shows their entertainment value.