‘Chained wives,’ refused Jewish divorces by their husbands, take to social media
The evolution of Jewish American political discourse from outsider counter-culture to ‘never again a victim’
One Middle Eastern nation does indeed pay to influence U.S. foreign policy. Hint: It’s not Israel.
He was the poet of normal life in a culture still beholden to its foundational myths
The singer has had better songs, but his new record captures his ideas more clearly than ever
What role does America play in Jewish life, and by extension what kind of Jewish literature can be created here?
After my mother died, I couldn’t recite the High Holiday prayer anymore—until I gained a new understanding of its words
A nonprofit called Elijah’s Journey tries to raise awareness about suicide and mental illness in a specifically Jewish context
My mother has corresponded with inmates for years, offering a sense of community—especially during the High Holidays
Plus Hagel gets mixed reviews on performance at hearing
Watch the Hizzoner tell a joke about a campaign stop
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
Plus a suicide bomber strikes the United States Embassy in Turkey
The Hizzoner had recently been hospitalized
Plus Sarkozy takes $200,000 speaking fee and offends the crowd
A film and several books spotlight the 1970s—when the city embraced Soviet Jews, and a new world was born
The Hizzoner lashes out at President Obama
Twenty-five years ago today, a rally of 250,000 people changed the fate of Jews worldwide. An oral history.
Plus Ed Koch admitted to the hospital; expected to be out by 88th birthday
In Forest Hills, a heavily Jewish neighborhood, one Romney voter said ‘The polls aren’t telling the truth’
Prominent Jews like the Harvard lawyer have spent years criticizing Obama. So, why are they endorsing him?
Plus over a thousand Palestinians displaced last year, and more
This week in Huppah Dreams
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.
Batya Ungar-Sargon discusses her exposé on the tax rolls and funding cuts that fueled an ethnic rift in East Ramapo, N.Y.