Brooklyn’s hip Mile End deli modernizes the traditional meal once again
Three comedies—This Is 40, Parental Guidance, and The Guilt Trip—give the holidays cheap laughs
Most everything you ever wanted to know about Christmas
It’s the time of year when intermarried Jews are lectured against Christmas trees. Given marriage trends, the lecturers should learn to pipe down.
Growing up with divorced parents—one Jewish, one not—seemed to offer an abundance of holiday riches. Instead, it caused grade-school trouble.
An afternoon of grilling, drinking, and friendly conversation with neighbors is one man’s nightmare
With Purim approaching and a costume in order, seeking sartorial inspiration from the Book of Esther, European paintings, Elizabeth Taylor, and several style gurus, one of whom recommends an edible hat
When the challenges of joint custody become overwhelming, an Israeli stepmother of two teenagers finds vacations can bring her blended family together
The secular new year forces us to look forward, and tradition requires we make resolutions.
Facing my first Christmas alone in decades and volunteering at a nearby soup kitchen, I discovered an unexpected and enveloping community
In his memoir, the famous refusenik remembered celebrating Hanukkah in the Soviet Gulag
Another Time, Another Way: Tablet Magazine’s Hanukkah album, remixed versions of holiday and Jewish classics
Football, food, and the importance of tradition
Collected Hanukkah coverage
The best of this year’s chanukiahs, the menorahs used for Hanukkah, are beautiful, sometimes clever, and occasionally poignant
Sukkah City, in New York’s Union Square, was my attempt to bring Sukkot the attention it deserves
Once home to Jewish immigrants, a South African city today hosts a very different sort of Jewish practice
When fast-food-induced hallucinations of Chelsea Clinton precede Yom Kippur, extreme measures must be taken
Envisioning a rabbi’s struggle to write an original Yom Kippur sermon
A design competition invites new takes on the sukkah
How the relationship between a reporter and his editor shook the Yiddish press
A new Nextbook Press biography of Hillel makes clear that the rabbi’s words and thoughts—though millennia old—resonate today
Novelist Darin Strauss talks about living with, and atoning for, a terrible car accident
The rabbi who co-officiated at the Clinton-Mezvinsky wedding on his journey to accepting intermarriage
Anti-Semites paint Jews as different and strange; many Jews do the same to the so-called ‘ultra-Orthodox’
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
A visit to New York’s Mount Carmel Cemetery highlights how far American Jews have drifted from their immigrant ancestors, geographically and ritually
Each year before Rosh Hashanah, thousands of Jews visit the grave of Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav. Rodger Kamenetz joined them and brought along a friend: Franz Kafka.
Six kosher wines to spruce up your holiday meals