The Problem With ‘Social Orthodoxy’

If Jews are trading theology for community, it’s time for Orthodoxy to evolve

Tablet Original Fiction: Light

Tablet Original Fiction: For Alexander Gruen, there are no real Jews left in the world, only holes—and fire

Crossing the Line

By avoiding authoritative rulings in favor of nuanced debate with the ideas of the past, the Oral Law refuses to simplify

A Sign Upon Your Arm

Will a new conversation about tattoos include my reason for getting one: Jewish pride?

Egyptian TV’s Mixed Message

A series airing during Ramadan traffics in anti-Semitic themes but may show an evolving attitude toward Israel

Your Paul Ryan Roundup

Even more about the Jews

How Jewish Is Occupy Wall Street?

Commenting on ‘Commentary’

One Percent

Anti-Semites are a tiny fringe at the Occupy Wall Street protests. But an inability to quiet them shows the limitations of a leaderless movement.

Seeing Double

A Jewish literature is easy to identify. But defining Jewish art is a task of Talmudic complexity, as a new book, Jewish Art, makes clear.

‘Commentary’ Archive Heads to Texas

Ransom Center in Austin is a hotbed of Jewish literary papers

Loss of JDub Is a Blow to the Jewish Community

Proudly unorthodox, org. kept young Jews interested

American Jews Unite Against Knesset Bill

The law of unintended consequences

In N.Y., Gay Marriage Came Courtesy GOP Jews

Staunch Republicans still backed Democratic measure

In Search of a Better Palin

Out of love with version 1.0, ‘Commentary’ finds Michele Bachmann

Hannah Arendt’s Draft of History

The edited typescript of “Eichmann in Jerusalem” reveals New Yorker editor William Shawn’s meticulous work

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