‘Chained wives,’ refused Jewish divorces by their husbands, take to social media
The evolution of Jewish American political discourse from outsider counter-culture to ‘never again a victim’
One Middle Eastern nation does indeed pay to influence U.S. foreign policy. Hint: It’s not Israel.
He was the poet of normal life in a culture still beholden to its foundational myths
The singer has had better songs, but his new record captures his ideas more clearly than ever
What role does America play in Jewish life, and by extension what kind of Jewish literature can be created here?
A nonprofit called Elijah’s Journey tries to raise awareness about suicide and mental illness in a specifically Jewish context
My mother has corresponded with inmates for years, offering a sense of community—especially during the High Holidays
Tread carefully, the rabbis warn, when seeking to understand creation or envision God
Barring a late breakthrough, Kerry to return to U.S. after failed peace push
Ranked Tier 1 country for complying with U.S. guidelines, up from a Tier 3
Former U.S. senator named a special representative to Great Lakes Region
Plus Kerry delays Israel trip, Hasidim for Bikes in Williamsburg, and more
Nothing’s changed, nothing looks to change
The world cries ‘fowl’ about his culinarily curious choice of grub
Israel takes another small step toward Haredi conscription
The secretary of state prattles about imaginary treaties while the Arab world is engulfed by a Sunni-Shia civil war
Plus Assad talks tough and a Jewish Holocaust avenger tells his story
Putting ourselves in political, moral, and now actual lockdown is more threatening than Islamic terrorism
President addresses Boston memorial, anti-Semites push conspiracy theories
But here’s Cynthia Ozick on the Belieber question
On his first trip abroad, the new secretary of state criticized Erdogan’s comments about Israel. It’s about time.
Plus Ambassador Oren’s close link to the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane
Former New York City mayor Ed Koch, who died today, spoke to Tablet in 2011 about politics and Judaism
For a convert to Judaism, the Days of Awe mark a renewed commitment—this year more than ever
This season’s time jump bypasses much of the bootlegger’s criminal career
Celebrate Rosh Hashanah with a clever—and kosher—holiday cocktail
Hamas identified the men as members of the militant group’s armed wing
Jordanian bank found liable for knowingly transferring terrorism funds
Security concerns won’t derail annual Breslover pilgrimage to Uman
The NYC restaurant will be serving honey and red wine-braised short ribs
Rogue diplomat secured passports for rebels fleeing Assad’s bloody regime
The story behind a story about a young woman’s search for a new kind of Jewish community
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.
Batya Ungar-Sargon discusses her exposé on the tax rolls and funding cuts that fueled an ethnic rift in East Ramapo, N.Y.