Don’t call yourselves progressives if you put up with religiously zealous, violent maniacs like Hamas
AIPAC, the so-called Jewish Lobby, has no influence in the White House and is scared to speak out
A new book shows how Austrian Chancellor Bruno Kreisky was the ancestor of the Jews who now serve in the hate-Israel movement
What happened when Kenneth Fearing’s Communist sympathies came up against his ideas about art?
Now that you know the novelist’s incestuous secrets, is his newly reissued ‘Mercy of a Rude Stream’ quartet worth reading or not?
With the No. 1 album in America, the parodist proves yet again the full depth of his genius
Roman Jews have had a long love affair with tomatoes. This recipe for oven-browned ‘pomodori a mezzo’ will show you why.
For two weeks at Camp Simcha every summer, campers aren’t kids with cancer or kids with cerebral palsy. They’re just kids.
Antic embellishments, like Esther being good in bed, help Talmudic rabbis to more fully explicate the text’s divine meaning
A week later, Iran is now issuing a denial
Plus Siyum HaShas and an apology to Turkey?
A question after Barak/Panetta, new sanctions, and Romney/Bibi
Also Rahm + Farrakhan = Crime Fighting Duo?
The fall of Assad’s pro-Iranian regime is a net gain for the U.S., even if what replaces it isn’t a reliable ally
Iran, Argentina, an Israeli response and more
Plus Israelis killing Iranian scientists? and more in the news
At least until the U.S. presidential election, Netanyahu won’t risk angering Obama
Plus Syria only gets worse, and more in the news
Plus German intelligence official resigns, and more in the news
Kenneth Waltz’s weak argument in favor of a nuclear Iran
Taking a Romney critique of Obama on Israel to its logical extreme
Plus, Reform and Conservative rabbis scorned, and more in the news
Birthright Israel will take 40,000 young Jews on a free trip to the Jewish state this year. We’re joining them.
Today on Tablet
Irving Finkel, an expert on ancient Mesopotamia, decodes a Babylonian tablet and traces its path to the Book of Genesis
How one shy, whistle-blowing intern in an Amsterdam archive uncovered a travesty that insulted a decimated community
Two economists argue that literacy, not laws forbidding land ownership, created a small, widely dispersed and highly skilled minority