A new book shows how Austrian Chancellor Bruno Kreisky was the ancestor of the Jews who now serve in the hate-Israel movement
How did Mohamed Merah happen? In the third of a five-part series on anti-Semitism in France, the roots of the Toulouse gunman.
‘You do not have the right to invoke my people’s struggle for your shoddy purposes’
With the No. 1 album in America, the parodist proves yet again the full depth of his genius
Tablet Original Fiction: Angela loves Paul loves Claire loves Adam loves Angela
Richard Linklater’s Boyhood is the best film of 2014, and one of the least Jewish movies ever made
For two weeks at Camp Simcha every summer, campers aren’t kids with cancer or kids with cerebral palsy. They’re just kids.
Antic embellishments, like Esther being good in bed, help Talmudic rabbis to more fully explicate the text’s divine meaning
Irving Finkel, an expert on ancient Mesopotamia, decodes a Babylonian tablet and traces its path to the Book of Genesis
The comedian’s sister’s protest of gender inequality at the Western Wall makes a case for holiness, not against
Starstruck author Yael Levy puts religious Jewish women in a place they’re rarely found: romance novels
If North Korea has the bomb, as this week’s nuclear test indicated, then for all practical purposes, so does Iran
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.
Israelis debate end goals of the campaign
Norman Finkelstein, Benjamin Kunkel, Corey Robin among those arrested
‘Schindler’s List’ is a story of redemption—for both the film’s protagonist and its director
And why reporters won’t talk about it
Synagogue and Jewish cars defaced with ‘Hamas’ graffiti
We decided to start sleep training my son, and then the war broke out
Hopes for a ceasefire quashed by renewed hostilities
Chabad crashes Comic-Con
New York, NYRB and Andrew Sullivan promulgate problematic claim
How one shy, whistle-blowing intern in an Amsterdam archive uncovered a travesty that insulted a decimated community
Two economists argue that literacy, not laws forbidding land ownership, created a small, widely dispersed and highly skilled minority