From smashing Google Glasses to rejecting peace talks, failing to understand natural rights is leading to some very dark places
Members of the Mimouna Club have made it their mission to learn about Jews and Jewish life as a way of learning about themselves
In his memoir ‘Positive,’ Michael Saag warns that our broken health care system is more dangerous than the AIDS epidemic
The cab-driving poet and his wife marched alone together in the Israel Day Parade
At the intersection of artifice and experience comes a beguiling fantasia on Jewish themes, ‘I Pity the Poor Immigrant’
Before writing a novel about the gangster’s immigrant yearnings, I went digging in the dark corners where he lived
My grandfather told me his hometown no longer existed. But I found it—and finally came to appreciate my own heritage.
My father used to share his harrowing childhood memories every year at the Seder. Now I make sure his memories will survive.
A universe of blogs has sprung up where issues of Jewish law and rabbinic authority are discussed in unprecedented ways
How Chava Rosenfarb survived the Lodz ghetto to write a masterpiece about the experience
In André Aciman’s new Harvard Square, an Egyptian-born Jew and a Tunisian Muslim meet their limits
Tablet Original Fiction: Broken lives collide in the shadow of the Cyclone
Not far from her village near Lebanon, the Israeli novelist—who published originally in English—talks war and books
The latest installment in Tablet’s monthly original fiction series
With The Lawgiver, the best-selling novelist takes another stab at the kind of Hollywood fame he’s always coveted
After crafting dozens of fictional versions of exits and endings, the writer carefully manages his own
The latest installment in Tablet’s monthly original fiction series, by the author of The Gospel of Anarchy
Food-obsessed Jews, including an obese matriarch, are subtly rendered in Jami Attenberg’s The Middlesteins
The author, like Israel, takes risks—and lives in opposition to nebbishy Jewish New Yorkers
Tablet Original Fiction: When a man of science loves a woman of God, what lies between them?
Michael Chabon’s new novel Telegraph Avenue is typically stylish, but overwritten
The novelist’s work regularly foreshadows actual events. In his latest book, the action finally shifts to Israel.
Her heroines are Jewish, but the best-selling novelist is working—despite her protests—in a goyish genre
From the archive: A gay man and an Orthodox rabbi find connection in Wayne Hoffman’s novel Sweet Like Sugar
Beppe Grillo under fire for anti-government poem based on ‘If This Is a Man’
Funny or Die’s solution to gratuitous violence in movies: a menschy 007
Authorities discovered the trove, headed for Belgium, during a cargo search
Is his attack on Ben Brantley a star’s bruised ego or something more…artistic?
Rabbi Shalom Cohen has likened Modern Orthodox Jews to Amalek
The first Clinton grandchild is due later this year
Vaan Nguyen, child of Vietnamese refugees, is one of Israel’s rising stars
Leaflets telling Jews to register with authorities not actually from ‘authorities’
‘Hate speech’ charges stemmed from 2012 Rolling Stone interview
Liel Leibovitz, who has a new book out on the rock ’n’ roll poet, looks at how Cohen’s songs evolved from bleak to transcendent
Correspondence templates taught Jews both literacy and how to be modern. A new anthology shows their entertainment value.