The secretary of state prattles about imaginary treaties while the Arab world is engulfed by a Sunni-Shia civil war
Why is a Jewish group dedicated to tolerance honoring a politician who has failed to support religious minorities?
Robert Worth, David Goldman, Edward Luttwak, Amos Harel, Nathan Thrall, and Lee Smith on the new Arab map
Remembering Yiddishist, linguistics scholar, Holocaust survivor, and painter Edward Stankiewicz, who died this year
Saul Bellow was a complicated father to his three sons. In a new book, the eldest tries to parse his inheritance.
The show’s demise is a blow for musical theater—the art that incorporates virtually every other form of art
Video: Astrologer Jessica Lanyadoo’s home reflects her mixed heritage—and wide-ranging spirituality
This week’s Talmud reading prompts strikingly contemporary questions about observance and belief
Molecular gastronomy finally takes off in Israel, drawing kosher foodies and experimental chefs alike
In search of an Old City street-ball legend whose hoop dreams were as knotted as the Holy Land
Did Zosa Szajkowski save precious documents from the Nazis, or did he steal the cultural patrimony of French Jews?
The quixotic quest to read meaning in the patterns of a bizarre manuscript that has bedeviled scholars for years
How ethnographer Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett became the keeper of Poland’s Jewish heritage
The Internet says the Lost Temple of Israel is hidden in the South Pacific. A reporter went to investigate.
The Internet says the ruins of the First Temple are in the South Pacific. Matthew Fishbane went to find them.
Tablet Original Fiction: A father and son go to Germany after the Holocaust to adopt a Jewish child
On a quest for Jewish soul at the ‘Blues for Challah’ Grateful Dead Shabbat retreat
Does a rock in New Mexico show the Ten Commandments in ancient Hebrew? Harvard professor says yes.
Tablet Fiction: a haunting tale of sexual abuse among the Orthodox
Tablet Original Fiction: Broken lives collide in the shadow of the Cyclone
The chess genius denied he was a Jew, but the Lubavitcher Rebbe disagreed. Who was right?
A brilliant young Harvard Ph.D. faces jail for impersonating a Bible scholar—and rival of his father
A tribute to the free-associating genius of the Silver Jews, whose work has flowed in and out of my life
Tablet Original Fiction: Sent on a gruesome errand, a young man comes undone
Why the Israel Defense Forces hit Syria—and why they believe that Assad won’t hit back
What would Jewish law have to say about alleged Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s burial?
“Let them dance, let them sing—but don’t make wars.”
The beginning to the world’s best Craigslist ad?
Los Angeles just elected its first Jewish mayor
The man reportedly confessed to a 2011 triple homicide
From Syria to elections to Iran’s nuclear program
Plus FBI kills man linked to Boston Marathon bombing suspect
Plus Steve Cohen, Al Jazeera, and Mila Kunis
He was one of the last three remaining Warsaw Ghetto fighters
The Doors guitarist remembers the influential keyboardist
Berlin was once home to 50,000 Jewish-owned businesses. A historian is now obsessively reconstructing their demise.
A visit to B&H Restaurant on Second Avenue brings back memories of milchig establishments of yore
Singer Vera Gran was haunted by allegations of Nazi collaboration. A new book asks if survival made her guilty.