In 2011, Tel Aviv’s Daphni Leef helped ignite the J14 movement for social change. She looks back at what went wrong.
Members of the Kurdish religious sect are under siege in Iraq. Who are they? What do they believe? And what is to be done?
While Hamas fires rockets, and ISIS beheads unbelievers, the Kurds build the second non-Arab state in the Middle East
Is Jewish rebellion really a form of submission? Two new novels and one political critic examine apostasy.
To Peter Himmelman, fame was no match for observance, and the music just got better
Historian Alon Confino traces a source of today’s global anti-Semitism to the ethical revolution triggered by Kristallnacht
They focus on fairness, community, and social justice—rather than profit. And some of the food is pretty good, too.
In his Jaffa café, London native Danny Phillips hopes that savory, sweet, and vegan pastries can bring Arabs and Jews together
There were a lot of little reasons I was unhappy. But ultimately, I realized I didn’t need to belong to a temple to feel Jewish.
The Material World, Dan Fishback’s new musical, uses the Jewish left to ask: Are consumers the new workers?
The fall of Assad’s pro-Iranian regime is a net gain for the U.S., even if what replaces it isn’t a reliable ally
Anxious about sending your kids to camp? Don’t just fret—sing along to some of your favorite songs.
Floating Rice’s name as a possible vice president shows the Romney campaign’s lack of foreign-policy smarts
A birthday visit with M.H. Abrams, peer of Trilling, teacher of Bloom, and editor of the Norton Anthology
The ketubah—the prenup’s antecedent—proves that, although love is ephemeral, a signature is forever
A thrift shop in New York’s East Village holds the story of my kids’ early years, and of a changed neighborhood
Illegally occupy land, get politely moved. Protest for social justice, get beaten. I’m joining the protesters.
In Francesca Segal’s The Innocents, the Jews of north London face the constrictions of Edith Wharton’s New York
The Muslim Brotherhood, which won the presidency Saturday, sees itself as a corrective to modern Egyptian life
Pulitzer-winning food critic Jonathan Gold on his family, his favorite delis, and what makes food Jewish
This week, the popular vampire series finally incorporated a Jewish theme—and played into a centuries-old slur
Starting with 1958’s The Best of Everything, Rona Jaffe’s complicated, trashy novels make ideal beach reads
With Nice Work and Porgy and Bess up for 20 Tonys, the Gershwins and Stephen Sondheim talk to Tablet
In a strange new Kindle Single, Heaven and Mel, Joe Eszterhas again recounts the unmaking of a Maccabee epic
Max Liebermann painting part of massive Munich trove discovered in 2012
Cantor Lee Schwartz kicks it way, way old school
During demonstration in St. Louis sparked by fatal police shooting of teen
Gaza health officials report two children injured in retaliatory Israeli air strikes
At 80, the prophet is still busy at work
Tova Weinberg says she’s introduced 250 now-married couples
In case the Israel boycott advocates weren’t in the mood to differentiate
The hit Israel radio show launches its new American version on Tablet
Niece of man saved by Dutchman who returned Yad Vashem medal says, ‘He is a righteous man’
Forging ancient artifacts, procuring army sick passes, and pretending to be normal after a traumatic brain injury
After making a splash back home, the creators of the Hebrew-language program are launching an English version on Vox Tablet
From the Archive: With a women’s-only gig at Arlene’s Grocery in New York this week, Bulletproof Stockings hits the bigger time