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
The great Judean builder and his outsized ego are the subject of a monumental Israel Museum exhibit
In calling for desegregation of the Kotel, the modern movement is actually reviving 19th-century traditions
From the archive: Daniel Estrin’s 2012 report—which just won a prestigious award—on Jerusalem’s light rail
‘Taken for a Ride in Jerusalem’ wins the Digital Audio accolade
While my friends interned on Capitol Hill, I learned to shoot an M-16 and ate kosher Spam in the Israeli army
By failing to name a street after the controversial philosopher, the city of Jerusalem proved he was right
The American-born Jewish terrorist gets two life sentences
Two exhibits ask whether eruvs speak to our essential beings or just replicate the conditions of our wanderings
The Jewish Agency chief promises that no arrests will be made
Plus a surprising video from the ADL
We’ll know in a few minutes
Forced to become kosher, Restobar chooses death
Plus the meaning of the Yair Lapid/Naftali Bennett alliance
The comedian’s sister’s protest of gender inequality at the Western Wall makes a case for holiness, not against
Tablet’s resident Israeli: Eh, happens all the time
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.