From smashing Google Glasses to rejecting peace talks, failing to understand natural rights is leading to some very dark places
Members of the Mimouna Club have made it their mission to learn about Jews and Jewish life as a way of learning about themselves
In his memoir ‘Positive,’ Michael Saag warns that our broken health care system is more dangerous than the AIDS epidemic
The cab-driving poet and his wife marched alone together in the Israel Day Parade
At the intersection of artifice and experience comes a beguiling fantasia on Jewish themes, ‘I Pity the Poor Immigrant’
Before writing a novel about the gangster’s immigrant yearnings, I went digging in the dark corners where he lived
My grandfather told me his hometown no longer existed. But I found it—and finally came to appreciate my own heritage.
My father used to share his harrowing childhood memories every year at the Seder. Now I make sure his memories will survive.
A universe of blogs has sprung up where issues of Jewish law and rabbinic authority are discussed in unprecedented ways
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
William Cowan, a former aide to Governor Deval Patrick, will represent Massachusetts
Plus John Kerry confirmed as secretary of state
Next up: a vote to confirm him (or not)
Meanwhile, 3,000 Gaza teenagers graduate Hamas training school
Kerry learned of his grandfather’s Judaism back in 2003
Plus Massachusetts rabbi considering Senate run
Will he glide through the nomination process?
Plus John Kerry to replace Clinton at State Department
Liel Leibovitz, who has a new book out on the rock ’n’ roll poet, looks at how Cohen’s songs evolved from bleak to transcendent
Correspondence templates taught Jews both literacy and how to be modern. A new anthology shows their entertainment value.