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
Jewish achievement is easier to celebrate by a seemingly objective measure
Turns out Jewish Chairmen of the Federal Reserve have spotty records
Unfortunately, they mean in that black magic way
From the archive: Daniel Estrin’s 2012 report—which just won a prestigious award—on Jerusalem’s light rail
Plus a Taliban attacks kills dozens in Afghanistan
PM Antonis Samaras makes an unlikely visit to the Thessaloniki synagogue
Plus Barbara Walters is retiring
Can a group of French students force Twitter to release the names of users posting anti-Semitic tweets?
The controversial leader had a terrible record with the Jews
A commenter adds to our story about Hollywood and World War II
A historical debate hatches in New York
Bibi Netanyahu, Lena Dunham, Nate Silver, and other members of the Jewish conspiracy toast the new year
Shut out for years, this week Bnei Menashe Jews moved to Israel. Why did the government change its policy?
The Jewish National Fund is giving away pines for Christmas—and irony isn’t one of the reasons they’re doing it
After 25 years, the CIA has declassified documents that show Jonathan Pollard never spied on the U.S. for Israel
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Former Miss Israel cast as superhero in upcoming Batman vs. Superman flick
Plus spotting Bibi on the street in Jerusalem, and more in the news
We’re hiring two paid, part-time editorial interns
Plus with Kerry arriving to the region, peace talks are on the ropes
His frequent flier status was revoked for complaining too much, so he sued
The strangest CNN segment we’ve seen in a long time
Will people want to hear ‘Scenes from an Italian Restaurant’ live every month?
Remembering Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman (1920-2013)
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