In an excerpt from ‘Nuclear Iran,’ calculating, with scientific precision, just how far Iran has come in its quest for the bomb
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
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
They stole. They murdered. But many Jewish mobsters still saw religious observance as an integral part of their identity.
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.
The New Yorker critic raves and so do we
Tablet Original Fiction: Sent on a gruesome errand, a young man comes undone
Joshua Henkin’s seductive The World Without You transforms recent headlines into intimate family drama
Experimental-fiction king Ben Marcus, the son of a Jewish father and an Irish Catholic mother, may be the best Jewish writer in America
Today on Tablet
In new translations of his poems about soldiers, disappearance, and life cycles, Israeli poet Yitzhak Laor uses biblical allusions, humor, and rage to explore the absurdities of modern Israeli life
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Announcing ‘The Bloom in Bloomsday’ 2011
Plus rabba deux, and more
Comment of the week!
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Plus Cohen on Levin, Judt on NYC, and more
Re-pronouncing them husband and wife, and more
In his immensely ambitious debut novel, Adam Levin sets his sights on a new Goliath: the American Jewish canon
Who needs Christian Bale as Moses when Val Kilmer did a brilliant job in the 90s?
Baruch Lebovits, who pleaded guilty to child molestation in May, served less than three months
Rudolf Hess’ prison food is being photographed for the first time.
How the 1984 paranormal comedy ended up in the conservative film canon
Jill Soloway’s latest offering is absorbing, sincere, and tender
A case of how doing what seems wrong can also be what’s right
Setting the record straight on the Hall of Famer’s 69th birthday
Talmudic scholars have never agreed on the pre-Yom Kippur chicken sacrifice
Rivlin joins 11-year-old George Amira, whose anti-bullying video went viral
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.