One Middle Eastern nation does indeed pay to influence U.S. foreign policy. Hint: It’s not Israel.
Hamas today is in the same position as Yasser Arafat once was: sacrificing its people to a corrupted ideal
French journalist says that alleged shooter Mehdi Nemmouche was his jailer in Syria, may have also tormented James Foley
What role does America play in Jewish life, and by extension what kind of Jewish literature can be created here?
New novel ‘The Betrayers’ boldly places at its center the most famous refusenik and all he represents for Soviet Jewry
In an excerpt from a new biography, the great showman asks, ‘What does music mean?’
The Talmud imagines the world as organized for the benefit of Torah sages, even in matters of sex and death
These Jewish leaders’ influence has been felt around the country, in every denomination, even if you don’t know them by name
Some Modern Orthodox teens observe ‘half-Shabbat,’ using cell phones in private. How widespread is the trend? Is it a crisis?
Keret puts the phone down, independent minyanim, and more
Trouble JTS, preparing for Valentine’s Day, and more
Where to see Israel’s Oscar nominee
In the Glass family apartment, Jewish pork, Davos Shabbos, and more
Congrats to Tablet contributing editor David Rakoff
Iran’s nukes, not afraid of Tariq Ramadan, and more
Tropper’s powerful ex-sponsor, a ‘Jersey Shore’ haftorah, and more
Dancers with Russian names, Denise Steen, and more
Solomon’s baby and a Hanukkah song you haven’t heard
A Hanukkah memoir, an important professor dies, and more
Chef Bill Telepan makes a mean brisket, too
New Yiddish theater, an old synagogue, and the week’s haftorah
Apple-and-honey taste test, Rosh Hashanah FAQs, meet the Beatles
Israel’s best-selling rock musicians draw freely from the liturgy
The 11-year-olds were wearing uniforms of local Jewish secondary school
An excerpt from Lucinda Franks’ Timeless: Love, Morgenthau, and Me
Predicting which Israelis will win the esteemed award is a national pastime
The singer also attributes past bad press to anti-Semitic and anti-female bias
Responding to critics of my essay about Israel media coverage
Stylish Westchester preteens steal the show from Marc Jacobs
Convicted murderer and rapist also seeks $15,000 in punitive damages
YIVO director of education says the language is still very much alive
Oskar Groening, 93, was tried in Germany for helping operate Auschwitz
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.
Some people lean on neighbors for a cup of sugar. The Fruchters, of Memphis, Tennessee, needed theirs to help them keep the Sabbath.