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
‘Chained wives,’ refused Jewish divorces by their husbands, take to social media
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
The Book of Jonah teaches us to reach beyond our own community with the holiday’s message—whether we are accepted or rejected
Even if the person you wronged doesn’t remember what you did, it can still make a difference to ask for forgiveness. Maybe.
As Yom Kippur approaches, I’ll share what I’ve learned about how to apologize—and how not to
Today on Tablet
Israel and India, dominant at the World Chess Championship last week, share tourists, trade, and values
Gaza leadership gains power in Hamas, and more in the news
Nissim Ezekiel, born in Bombay and schooled in London, wrote in English from India about familiar but foreign cultures
Plus Egyptian Islamists flailing, and more in the news
Plus Merah dies, Gates calls Iran attack ‘a catastrophe,’ and more in the news
The world’s largest democracy is now the second-largest purchaser of Iranian crude. Why is the West standing by as India exploits sanctions?
Plus sanctions cause India to stop buying Iranian oil, and more in the news
Plus New York City could be another target, and more in the news
Details on the car bomb that injured two in New Delhi, India
Plus, Alan Gross’ assignment, the recovery rabbi, and more in the news
But U.N. action is unlikely, and more in the news
A less-explored aspect of the Mahatma’s life
The Julia Roberts blockbuster—and the Elizabeth Gilbert memoir it’s based on—get the prayer part all wrong
Sarah Silverman pees like a Jew, and more
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.