Fugitive Prayer

First I learned that a wanted criminal from New York had fled to my Canadian shul; then I remembered that, as cantor, he’d begged God to forgive me

Pioneer Women

There are many stereotypes of Jewish women, and mail-order bride isn’t one of them. But in the 19th century, some left Eastern Europe for the American frontier, where they married men they’d never met.

Hungry for Assimilation

The pickle, reviled by American food purists, was a staple of the Jewish immigrant diet

History Game

A new Facebook game, created with help from an American Jewish history professor, introduces players to the complex history of immigration in America

Unwelcome

The 500 infant children of migrant workers currently facing deportation expose the unsettled nature of Israel’s immigration policy for foreign caregivers

Slaving Away

On Passover, we recall that Moses was a stranger in a strange land. An illustrated column imagines how the story might sound in a contemporary Israeli classroom.

What a Country

Twenty years after the fall of the USSR, the 1990s wave of Russian-Jewish immigrants is a reliably Republican voting bloc. But as their children assimilate, Russian Jews’ politics get harder to pin down.

Deployed

Filipino migrant workers feel a strong religious connection to Israel, where thousands of them work, as the birthplace of Jesus. But a recent wave of deportations is threatening that bond.

Eastern Front

Israeli- and Russian-born immigrants are changing the face of American Jewry

Strangers in a Strange Land

A haftorah of decency and despair

Long Haul

Some U.S. immigrants to Israel chase both the Zionist dream and an American paycheck

Today on Tablet

Illegal Israeli immigrants, World Cup, and more

Rubashkin Cleared of Child Labor Charges

Kosher meat-packer acquitted

Latin Immigrants Are The Twelfth Tribe

And we have an official NBA team!

Rubashkin Found Guilty of 86 Fraud Charges

Sentencing, plus a second trial, on immigration charges, still to come

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