Top Israeli military and intelligence analysts are divided over which side to back in Syria’s civil war
We can all agree: The Obama Administration’s assaults on the First Amendment are abhorrent—and must stop
Why the U.S.-Israel alliance may be returning to its Cold War roots
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
When an Israeli artist reinvented a Radiohead classic as Arabic music, some cried racism. They missed the point.
Destination bar and bat mitzvahs take Jewish ceremonies to exotic locations—far from the synagogue back home
A visit to B&H Restaurant on Second Avenue brings back memories of milchig establishments of yore
A new English translation of the Samaritan Torah offers scholars a different version of the sacred text
Walter Mosley talks about his best-selling books, Jewish L.A., and identifying with Isaac Bashevis Singer
Hamburger chain Burgerim opens its first American store, serving fast food with a Middle Eastern twist
John Garfield, the tough, underrated Hollywood star who would have turned 100 today, embodied Jewish pride
A Jewish deli favorite endures in a Mexican-American neighborhood that was once L.A.’s Lower East Side
In the race to become the next mayor, candidates play up their Jewish cred
Part II: “Los Angelenos”
An Israeli reality TV show sends hopeful Mizrahi pop stars to California to chase the American Dream
In 2007, I traveled to Sderot to make a film. Months later, I made it my home—and Gaza my neighbor.
Tablet Original Fiction: When a man of science loves a woman of God, what lies between them?
The 1960s radical decades ago switched his politics, fleeing the New Left to become a conservative provocateur. Then the right wing left him behind.
Varian Fry led the effort to save Hannah Arendt, Marc Chagall, and thousands of other European intellectuals from the Nazis. Why was he forgotten?
Brooklyn-born photographer Julius Shulman, the subject of two recent books, captured Los Angeles’ development into a center of modernism
Agenda: Sol Lewitt and Talmudic debate in New York, Jonathan Safran Foer reinterpreted in North Carolina, Chagall in Canada, and more
Agenda: Tovah Feldshuh gets old, New York City dines out for farmers, the Klezmatics play Prague, and more
Today on Tablet
What would Jewish law have to say about alleged Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s burial?
Why the Israel Defense Forces hit Syria—and why they believe that Assad won’t hit back
The Internet says the Lost Temple of Israel is hidden in the South Pacific. A reporter went to investigate.
Singer Vera Gran was haunted by allegations of Nazi collaboration. A new book asks if survival made her guilty.
From the archive: Daniel Estrin’s 2012 report—which just won a prestigious award—on Jerusalem’s light rail