Thanks to the Internet, Jerusalem seems closer than ever—but thanks to her government’s policy, remains out of reach
Innocent people shouldn’t fear walking down the street, whatever their faith—and everyone must push back against the madness
The lingering effects of his massive Ponzi scheme on a century-old youth group, a Boston philanthropist, and small investors
Abel Meeropol’s ‘Strange Fruit’ gets remixed into Yeezus in a manner worthy of its creator, for song of the year
The Tattler: So what if Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer revive the Von Trapps? Is that so wrong?
On the 26th anniversary of Freedom Sunday, a photographer uses objects to look at the immigrant experience
An ancient principle of Judaism, debated at length in the Oral Law, is that it is a sin to count Jews—or is it?
My family’s history gave me a pedigree as a Jewish New Yorker—until a visit revealed how quickly the past disappeared
When I got married, my sheitel was a symbol of my wedding vows and my Orthodoxy. Then it became a symbol of my discontent.
The grueling physical challenge was everything my DNA says I should avoid
Pyromania, authenticity, and more
Jacob, the hero of this week’s parasha, understood what really mattered in life. The Facebook Generation doesn’t.
Jacob struggles with the angel in this week’s parasha. As a new book about an Armenian family’s history shows, we must do the same.
Jacob’s ladder, the subject of this week’s parasha, is a lot like the great video game Minecraft
What Jacob—the hero of this week’s parasha—and the Tea Party can teach us about politics
A haftorah of monarchy and madness
A haftorah of wrongs and fights
Must we learn the lesson only once it’s much too late?
Or, if you’re going to do it, do it right
You may be able to go home again, but do you really want to?
Or, it’s time to give some love to Esau
A burial society’s life lessons
My night with Kanye West and 20,000 other believers
‘Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Call to Transcendence,’ by Shai Held
With raunchy Auschwitz shot, naturally
You can finally blame today’s awful music on your children
Plus Red Sea-Dead Sea pipeline finally happening, and more in the news
Will European health officials take note?
Citing cost, Israeli premier ignites a firestorm among detractors
Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Shlomo Hagler sued by board members
With a little help from Tablet’s readers
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