In an excerpt from ‘Nuclear Iran,’ calculating, with scientific precision, just how far Iran has come in its quest for the bomb
I got my start in a contentious corner of the Jewish press. It’s good to be here again.
Everything you need to know about world turmoil today—from Obama to Assad to ISIS—is in the ethos of the Corleone family
The influential writer reflects on six decades of art, worry, and Jewish Princess jokes
Assassinated for his opposition to Zionism, de Haan’s life was a succession of scandals, from sex with young Arabs to radical diplomacy
‘This Changes Everything’ is great, except for the parts that don’t add up
They stole. They murdered. But many Jewish mobsters still saw religious observance as an integral part of their identity.
The Book of Jonah teaches us to reach beyond our own community with the holiday’s message—whether we are accepted or rejected
Even if the person you wronged doesn’t remember what you did, it can still make a difference to ask for forgiveness. Maybe.
Father of slain journalist Daniel Pearl calls production a ‘moral deformity’
According to the state’s election commission, there are 800 registered Jewish voters. That’s bogus.
Plus U.S. chides UN Human Rights Council for excessive focus on Israel
The late New York mayor told me he wanted to be remembered by my son Daniel Pearl’s final words: ‘I am Jewish.’
Former New York City mayor Ed Koch, who died today, spoke to Tablet in 2011 about politics and Judaism
The Hizzoner spoke to Tablet back in 2011
Today on Tablet
Joshua Henkin’s seductive The World Without You transforms recent headlines into intimate family drama
Plus Natalie Portman probably says ‘Kennahurra,’ and more
Plus hate on parade, wholesome pinups, and more
P.M. speech preview, Holocaust Museum reopens, and more in the morning papers
On a new album, the captivating leader of the band Pharaoh’s Daughter reclaims the music that dominated her religious childhood
Chaya Ben Baruch’s sixth child was born with Down syndrome. Then she did what every good mother does—set out to find him a mate.
The dynamic conductor and genius behind ‘West Side Story’ also wrote classical works. Allen Shawn explores what they reveal.