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To Save American Judaism, Say No to Superheroes

Our caped crusaders have a lot to do with our anxieties about Jewish identity. It’s time we found more meaningful alternatives.

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Sundown: Shocking New Data on Holocaust

Plus the proliferation of the “Israel Lobby” in popular culture

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Kristol Explains Praise for Obama on Israel

J Street’s Ben-Ami questions ECI’s ‘substantive objections’

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And the Award Goes To …

‘Sacred Trash’ takes one prize, and Sami Rohr finalists announced

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Solidarity

The successful movement to save Soviet Jewry offers some valuable lessons for Iranian Americans seeking democracy in the Islamic Republic

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Mixed Marriage

The Israeli government wants to lure expats back home with provocative ads. For one American Jew and her Israeli-born husband, it’s a false promise.

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Sundown: Assad Threatens Israeli Cities

Plus, Iranian nukes, Noah Baumbach on Noah (as in Ark), and more

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Sundown: Tearing Down the Bil’in Wall

Plus, Sharansky on Bonner, Bachman on Benedikt, and more

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Unlikely Martyr: Mikhail Khodorkovsky as Noble Dissident in Putin’s Russia

Newly released from prison, the Jewish tycoon was Russia’s wealthiest oligarch – and the Kremlin’s chief critic

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Sundown: More and More Want Assad Gone

Plus an Israeli horror flick, the biggest Seder ever, and more

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Today Is the Triangle Fire’s 100th Anniversary

Some readings on its legacy

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Sundown: Controversy Over Schnabel Film

Plus what Abbas says and whom he says it to, Neil!, and more

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Jews … They Win Awards!

The National Book Critics Circle and Jewish Book Council’s fêtes

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Sundown: Cabinet Grants Peace Now Request

Plus Chabon’s awesome new Nazi-fighting show, and more

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Sundown: Has Obama Lost Mideast Cred?

Plus the real problem with Palin, and more

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Daybreak: Bibi Booed at Fire Service

Plus U.S. stays out of offshore dispute, and more in the news

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Nowhere Man

The poet Joseph Brodsky, kicked out of the USSR and never fully at ease writing in English, was a man of many residences and few homes, as a new biography shows

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Midday: Bibi Won’t Apologize to Turkey

Plus Natalie getting married, and more in the news

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Today on Tablet

A Bellow twofer, Soviet Jews, and more

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Last Exit

In Gal Beckerman’s telling, the story of the Soviet Jewry movement becomes one of modern Jewish history’s great dramas

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Sundown: Freeze and Talks Face-off

Plus the worst-named limousine service ever, and more

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Today in Tablet

Choosing chosenness, gaming Israel, and more

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Back in the USSR

Gal Beckerman recalls the Struggle for Soviet Jewry, which reinvigorated a tradition of Jewish political engagement

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‘Nobody Knew He Was an Agent for the Israelis’

Your Vox Tablet preview

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On the Bookshelf

Burning questions on the Cold War

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Sundown: Boat Stopped Via Secret Deal

Plus Yitzhak Rabin Gallery, new trailers, and more

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Daybreak: Medvedev Against U.S. Move

Plus more on yesterday’s protest, and more in the news