Accepted by the mainstream Jewish community, some gays now feel excluded at New York’s premier LGBT synagogue
In 2011, Tel Aviv’s Daphni Leef helped ignite the J14 movement for social change. She looks back at what went wrong.
Members of the Kurdish religious sect are under siege in Iraq. Who are they? What do they believe? And what is to be done?
In the movie ‘Kicking Out Shoshana,’ a popular athlete pretends to be gay. The result is both funny and surprisingly meaningful.
The Met’s dazzling retrospective declares: ‘It’s all a matter of how much freedom you can stand.’
Is Jewish rebellion really a form of submission? Two new novels and one political critic examine apostasy.
Whether they’re drawn by social programs, religious practice, or the food, non-Jews have changed the face of the organization
They focus on fairness, community, and social justice—rather than profit. And some of the food is pretty good, too.
In his Jaffa café, London native Danny Phillips hopes that savory, sweet, and vegan pastries can bring Arabs and Jews together
Homosexuality, Jewishness, and Zionism, in the newly collected letters of the charismatic musician
How the Jewish conductor inspired a classical music-loving rabbi
Artists, particularly in theater, are still plagued by the slur “Gay Commie Jew.” But how did it come about?
A story about intrigue, music, lineage, and tradition
Highlighting the Jewish impact on New York City
Need Hanukkah gift ideas? From a tale of a Shabbat princess to a Lower East Side detective story, here are the year’s best Jewish kids’ books
With Stephen Sondheim’s second collection of his lyrics, the hyper-articulate, neurotic, modernist master Broadway songwriter takes a curtain call
Plus Rosenblatt’s jeremiad, Peres’s nonsense, and more
What are the 100 greatest Jewish songs ever? Tablet Magazine’s musicologists rank them all, from sacred to pop to hip-hop, from Rabbi Akiva to Amy Winehouse.
Lawsuit could establish new class of plaintiffs
A new biography is overly impressed by Leonard Bernstein’s liberal politics
A consul chastised, a tunnel bombed, and more in the news
Our editor ponders Madoff, Dwek, and other shandes
Soloveitchik, Céline, Salinger, and more
A visit with the composer who took over where Marc Blitzstein left off
Several more injured when rocket from Gaza struck Ashdod synagogue
18 Gazans murdered in wake of IDF strike that killed top Hamas officers
Mel Brooks’ 1968 film evoked laughs in the face of the obscene. It still does today.
First time the group has claimed responsibility for the catalytic June murders
Congregation Beit Simchat Torah responds to Tablet
Former ‘Meet the Press’ host observes Shabbat, celebrates Jewish holidays
One of three Hamas leaders killed in IDF strike led 2006 Gilad Shalit capture
Bronze tribute to be unveiled near the late singer’s Camden home next month
Infamous 1986 spying case plays out in NYC production of The Law of Return
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
From the Archive: With a women’s-only gig at Arlene’s Grocery in New York this week, Bulletproof Stockings hits the bigger time