Steven Salaita’s case isn’t about free speech. It’s about common sense, and the rightful consequences of bigotry and violence.
Why ‘Islamophobia’ in Europe cannot be equated with anti-Semitism, either in nature or degree
With Central American children at our borders, the United States, and the West, cannot just criticize Israel
From Black Rock City to the Negev Desert, the sandy camping trip comes to the Middle East
Karl Stern, Canadian psychiatrist and writer, was in his day a famous Catholic convert. Why has he been forgotten?
In the movie ‘Kicking Out Shoshana,’ a popular athlete pretends to be gay. The result is both funny and surprisingly meaningful.
‘Let the Celebrations Begin,’ an acclaimed and controversial Australian children’s book, raises questions about Holocaust education
Jewish grandma Isadora Alman pioneered the American sex-advice column, then found her work obsolete.
Talmudic rabbis debate professional eulogizers, trying to strike a balance between the holy and the mundane
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
There were more than 40 events this year celebrating Jewish culture
Two-night television series premieres Labor Day on the History channel
Hillel the Elder’s 2,000-year-old rabbinic quote is basically the new YOLO
How Maimonides explains the Hello Kitty controversy
Israeli police rule out criminality in death of 23-year-old last seen hiking
San Diego Chargers commentator will sit next game out after ‘cheap’ joke
Leading Reform rabbi cites newspaper’s one-sided coverage of Gaza war
If Jews make Israeli policy, do Wasps run England?
Update: 81-year-old comedian in medically-induced coma, ‘resting comfortably’
Some people lean on neighbors for a cup of sugar. The Fruchters, of Memphis, Tennessee, needed theirs to help them keep the Sabbath.
Forging ancient artifacts, procuring army sick passes, and pretending to be normal after a traumatic brain injury
After making a splash back home, the creators of the Hebrew-language program are launching an English version on Vox Tablet