Daniel Gordis examines the legacy of the Israeli statesman who fled the Holocaust, fought the Mandate, and made peace with Egypt
Purim reminds us it’s unusual for Jews to indulge in recreational boozing—one reason Polish nobles liked having them run taverns
In Lahore a Facebook group dedicated to atheists and agnostics serves a silent minority in the world’s other religious nation-state
Yet another difficult internal and ancient debate that modern Jews are unlikely to resolve
Dudu Tassa immerses himself in the Arabic music of his late grandfather and reinterprets it for modern audiences
Peter and Martine Halban run England’s most cosmopolitan and finely curated Jewish and Middle Eastern-themed literary press
In recent novels, sermons, and Bible-study guides, evangelicals and mainline Protestants alike find inspiration in the biblical tale
Why read the Talmud as a secular Jew? In part, for its expression of an independent Jewish creativity and spirituality.
We publish a comic holiday newsletter for our friends. Recently it started to feel like work, until I learned the meaning of ‘mitzvah.’
Fox’s popular otherwordly TV show borrows some familiar Judaic lore
Patriotic holiday reading from Tablet’s archive
Jacques Berlinerblau’s book How To be Secular makes a historical case for a strong church-state division
Plus another Jew targeted in southern France, and more
Plus a new Egyptian constitution, and more in the news
Does the president really know more about Judaism than John Adams and James Madison did?
Paper scores victory on day it is accused of bias
Plus U.S. pledges Iran attack past ‘red lines,’ and more
Plus at his Beck and call, baby Portman, and more
His is for the Republic, not for redemption.
When to stand up, according to Washington, Obama, and the Talmud
As the 91-year-old Yiddish theater star embarks on a Purim cabaret show, we revisit his appearance on Vox Tablet