In an excerpt from ‘Nuclear Iran,’ calculating, with scientific precision, just how far Iran has come in its quest for the bomb
I got my start in a contentious corner of the Jewish press. It’s good to be here again.
Everything you need to know about world turmoil today—from Obama to Assad to ISIS—is in the ethos of the Corleone family
The influential writer reflects on six decades of art, worry, and Jewish Princess jokes
Assassinated for his opposition to Zionism, de Haan’s life was a succession of scandals, from sex with young Arabs to radical diplomacy
‘This Changes Everything’ is great, except for the parts that don’t add up
Trying to understand this baffling story, which we read on Yom Kippur, gave me insights into my mother’s death
They stole. They murdered. But many Jewish mobsters still saw religious observance as an integral part of their identity.
The Book of Jonah teaches us to reach beyond our own community with the holiday’s message—whether we are accepted or rejected
A lesson for Yom Kippur from the loving reception a random transvestite got on the Internet
A century ago this High Holiday, Franz Kafka composed two masterworks, both informed by his Jewish heritage
Plus anti-Semitic Elmo is back
Dr. Ruth, Shmuley Boteach, Mayim Bialik, Shalom Auslander, and 23 more on ensuring a meaningful year
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After the Arab Spring, a summer of Israeli protests, and the Palestinian bid for statehood, what will rabbis say in their High Holiday sermons?
Once home to Jewish immigrants, a South African city today hosts a very different sort of Jewish practice
An Israeli designer crafts an unorthodox ritual object for Yom Kippur
Rosh Hashanah, a reminder of the cyclical nature of Jewish life, provides good lessons for parenting
In the reflective period of the High Holidays, Tablet Magazine—together with rabbis and writers—considers the debate over Jewish identity and makes an argument for inclusiveness
Six kosher wines to spruce up your holiday meals
Intermarried couples must learn new holiday recipes and traditions
Collected Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur coverage
Fasting, reflecting, and a series of sorries—all our Yom Kippur coverage
Musical selections to put you in the mood for atonement
On a new album, the captivating leader of the band Pharaoh’s Daughter reclaims the music that dominated her religious childhood
Chaya Ben Baruch’s sixth child was born with Down syndrome. Then she did what every good mother does—set out to find him a mate.
The dynamic conductor and genius behind ‘West Side Story’ also wrote classical works. Allen Shawn explores what they reveal.