The steel magnate—son-in-law of the former president and once a symbol of post-Soviet nepotism—now advocates for the rule of law
The group has maintained an uneasy status quo despite losing key allies in Tehran, Damascus, and Cairo
Last week’s assassination of Hezbollah commander Hassan Laqqis in Beirut was a taste of what may come
A match a century in the making brings two tough, funny, liberated stars into glorious alignment
Sefi Rivlin, the iconic Israeli comedian who died earlier this month, revolutionized the country’s political scene
A newly published collection reminds that grotesque images of Jews were routinely mailed by ordinary people around the world
I’ve struggled for decades to feel comfortable in synagogue as a single woman. Wrapped in a silk prayer shawl, I finally felt at home.
Synagogues are full and kosher restaurants abound as liberal immigrants, Orthodox singles, and secular Jews come together
An ancient principle of Judaism, debated at length in the Oral Law, is that it is a sin to count Jews—or is it?
The former mayor, who had a deep relationship with Catholicism, will be memorialized in a Mass at St. Patrick’s
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
A film and several books spotlight the 1970s—when the city embraced Soviet Jews, and a new world was born
Twenty-five years ago today, a rally of 250,000 people changed the fate of Jews worldwide. An oral history.
New York City councilman Charles Barron is a defender of Qaddafi and Mugabe and a foe of Israel
Ed Koch may not have caused a change in Obama’s Israel policy, but he’s forced the administration to shift its message to Democratic Jewish voters
As much as New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg may wish to present himself as an ethnically neutral pragmatist, his Jewishness inevitably plays a role in people’s opinion of him
The former New York City mayor is starting to turn against Barack Obama. And when hizzoner goes for the Republican in a presidential contest, it’s always been bad news for his fellow Democrats.
7 Jewish women in Baltimore would like to think so
Traffic jams, snowman, and a snow-covered Western Wall
‘Portrait of the artist as a young mensch’
Plus Kerry says spring peace deal still attainable, and more in the news
A wrinkle in the nuclear deal emerges, plus advice from Billy Joel
A kosher response to the latest viral cat meme
Orthodox fashionistas everywhere rejoice
There’s a headline we weren’t quite ready for
Plus Jason Segel is David Foster Wallace, and more in the news
The lingering effects of his massive Ponzi scheme on a century-old youth group, a Boston philanthropist, and small investors
Does sexually graphic material help Jewish continuity? ‘Unclean Lips’ argues for the unseemliness of Bruce, Roth, and their ilk.
The composer of the beloved Hanukkah song ‘Ocho Kandelikas’ shares stories and melodies from her past