By building a new center-left coalition, Labor’s new leader has an opportunity to play kingmaker and restore his party’s influence
A new book chronicles the African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem, who left Chicago four decades ago and never looked back
The much-deplored ‘escape of the brains’ has actually brought closer ties with Silicon Valley, India, and even Taiwan
On the 26th anniversary of Freedom Sunday, a photographer uses objects to look at the immigrant experience
Egyptian playwright Ali Salem and others are marginalized at home and in the Western media, but they are political pioneers
Tablet Original Fiction: For Alexander Gruen, there are no real Jews left in the world, only holes—and fire
An ambitious new park is set to transform the dilapidated neighborhood that was once the Russian capital’s first Jewish quarter
The whole idea of a ritual bath seemed foreign and too religious. But now it’s a warm reminder of the moment I became a Jew.
To the Talmudic rabbis, a miracle is more plausible than the notion that their sources were incorrect
Leon Panetta says Israel is increasingly isolated. But the big problem is that Washington is running away from its influence in the Middle East.
Can anything bring the two nations to détente?
Plus nuclear gamesmanship, Iran and Columbia, and more
Plus, hikers released, Jewish outreach, and more in the news
Plus Weprin loses, probe calls blockade illegal, and more in the news
Plus, Iran ominously moves nuclear production, and more in the news
Plus whence #j14?, Iran and the Arab Spring, and more in the news
Plus a fascinating look inside Syria
This will surely end well
Plus A’jad being A’jad, China picks a side, and more in the news
Plus, to the shores of Tripoli, pressure to escalate in Gaza, and more in the news
Plus, Iranian leaders feud, Drake joins Kravitz, and more
Plus, new Azeri friends, mini-Madoff was big at the U, and more
Which is something Israel should probably welcome
Plus, Keret’s thin abode, Facebook won’t delete denial pages, and more
Does sexually graphic material help Jewish continuity? ‘Unclean Lips’ argues for the unseemliness of Bruce, Roth, and their ilk.
The composer of the beloved Hanukkah song ‘Ocho Kandelikas’ shares stories and melodies from her past
‘Saffron Rice and Cranberry Sauce’ is one of eight stories in a theater production based on Persian Jewish women’s lives