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.
Hamas today is in the same position as Yasser Arafat once was: sacrificing its people to a corrupted ideal
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?
New novel ‘The Betrayers’ boldly places at its center the most famous refusenik and all he represents for Soviet Jewry
Just because you’re in synagogue doesn’t mean you have to read what’s in the prayer book
Video: Throw away your jars of gray fish patties. This Rosh Hashanah, make a terrine that’ll have doubters asking for seconds.
A new shoe offers some extra height to Jews of shorter stature. But why prey on insecurities and stereotypes to sell footwear?
Plus the White House scrambles, and more in the news
Plus the Jewish fallen, the stymied Schalit deal, and more
Meet the new boss … same as the old boss?
Plus Israeli optimism, American incoherence, and more in the news
And, says scholar, why Israel can handle a democratic Egypt
Plus Israel, Arab states push for stability, and more in the news
Yussuf al-Qaradawi, the world’s most popular and authoritative Sunni cleric, is a Muslim Brotherhood-aligned Egyptian based in Qatar. A return to his home country would be dangerous for Israel and the West.
For Egyptian-born Jews, the current crisis elicits a mix of emotions—from nostalgia for an idyllic existence under the monarchy to the terror of being chased out to calls of ‘kill the Jews’
Natural gas shutdown leads to exploration of other options
As Israel’s premier national-security conference concludes, events in Egypt grow still more chaotic, and attendees depart mulling scenarios for the post-Mubarak era
Plus Jordanians warn their king, and more in the news
Group gets a seat at the table, but what does it really want?
Imagining “Keeping Up With the Mubaraks,” a reality show of life in exile, as the Egyptian president’s 30-year rule comes to an end
Plus a few minor things that happened, and more
Tablet Magazine’s coverage of the Egyptian uprising, including insights from Yossi Melman, Leslie Gelb, Judith Miller, Lee Smith, an Obama Mideast adviser, and a former Israeli ambassador to Egypt
Recipes featuring the Talmud’s five ingredients for a sweet new year
New project uses statistics to spot—and publicize—potential mass killings
Says Jerusalem bureau pulled his 2009 story about Israeli peace offer
When it comes to brines, Sandor Katz bubbles with enthusiasm
More proof the language isn’t dying: interactive online courses
Anti-Semitic write-in candidate affiliated with white supremacist group
Discovery enables further research of the Nazi extermination camp
A case of mistaken MacArthur identity
If Israel and the Holocaust are most Jews’ points of identification, which holidays are really the High Holidays?
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.
Some people lean on neighbors for a cup of sugar. The Fruchters, of Memphis, Tennessee, needed theirs to help them keep the Sabbath.