One Middle Eastern nation does indeed pay to influence U.S. foreign policy. Hint: It’s not Israel.
Hamas today is in the same position as Yasser Arafat once was: sacrificing its people to a corrupted ideal
French journalist says that alleged shooter Mehdi Nemmouche was his jailer in Syria, may have also tormented James Foley
What role does America play in Jewish life, and by extension what kind of Jewish literature can be created here?
New novel ‘The Betrayers’ boldly places at its center the most famous refusenik and all he represents for Soviet Jewry
In an excerpt from a new biography, the great showman asks, ‘What does music mean?’
The Talmud imagines the world as organized for the benefit of Torah sages, even in matters of sex and death
These Jewish leaders’ influence has been felt around the country, in every denomination, even if you don’t know them by name
Some Modern Orthodox teens observe ‘half-Shabbat,’ using cell phones in private. How widespread is the trend? Is it a crisis?
Intermarried couples must learn new holiday recipes and traditions
How I learned to love Tisha B’av
Autographing books at a festival is not as much fun as it used to be
A guide to all our coverage for the Shavuot holiday
Everything you ever wanted to know about the Festival of Weeks
Songs from Tablet Magazine’s ‘Gypsy’-inspired Passover musical
What Jewish rituals and Judaism share with Civil War reenactment and Southern culture
Everything you ever wanted to know about the Feast of Unleavened Bread
Forget cleaning for Passover and instead head to a luxury hotel for the holiday
Everything you ever wanted to know about the story of Esther
For an Orthodox preteen, Tonya Harding was a hero—and a Purim inspiration
Everything you ever wanted to know about the arboreal holiday
Cartoonist Milt Gross’s 1927 visit from a Yiddish-accented St. Nicholas
Watching James Cameron’s CGI epic and reconsidering the Hanukkah story
The Annotated Child: Coping with the December dilemma
The 11-year-olds were wearing uniforms of local Jewish secondary school
An excerpt from Lucinda Franks’ Timeless: Love, Morgenthau, and Me
Predicting which Israelis will win the esteemed award is a national pastime
The singer also attributes past bad press to anti-Semitic and anti-female bias
Responding to critics of my essay about Israel media coverage
Stylish Westchester preteens steal the show from Marc Jacobs
Convicted murderer and rapist also seeks $15,000 in punitive damages
YIVO director of education says the language is still very much alive
Oskar Groening, 93, was tried in Germany for helping operate Auschwitz
The dynamic conductor and genius behind ‘West Side Story’ also wrote classical works. Allen Shawn explores what they reveal.
Batya Ungar-Sargon discusses her exposé on the tax rolls and funding cuts that fueled an ethnic rift in East Ramapo, N.Y.
Some people lean on neighbors for a cup of sugar. The Fruchters, of Memphis, Tennessee, needed theirs to help them keep the Sabbath.