By building a new center-left coalition, Labor’s new leader has an opportunity to play kingmaker and restore his party’s influence
A new book chronicles the African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem, who left Chicago four decades ago and never looked back
The much-deplored ‘escape of the brains’ has actually brought closer ties with Silicon Valley, India, and even Taiwan
On the 26th anniversary of Freedom Sunday, a photographer uses objects to look at the immigrant experience
Egyptian playwright Ali Salem and others are marginalized at home and in the Western media, but they are political pioneers
Tablet Original Fiction: For Alexander Gruen, there are no real Jews left in the world, only holes—and fire
An ambitious new park is set to transform the dilapidated neighborhood that was once the Russian capital’s first Jewish quarter
The whole idea of a ritual bath seemed foreign and too religious. But now it’s a warm reminder of the moment I became a Jew.
To the Talmudic rabbis, a miracle is more plausible than the notion that their sources were incorrect
An introduction to the beguiling melodies of maftirim
We have, by now, heard the story of the Holocaust
For an album with a much-celebrated wide range of cultural influences
The polarizing power of Leonard Cohen’s classic song
Uncovering the lost works of Felix Mendelssohn
Gregorian chant meets Judeo-Iraqi songs of prayer in Miami
From the archives: Love among the menorahs
Cabaret-punk band Barbez pays tribute to Paul Celan
Composer Osvaldo Golijov
In our apartment, I learned French and read Shakespeare. Outside of it, things got a bit more complicated.
With a little self-invention and a lot of talent, Doc Pomus left his mark on rock ‘n’ roll
Flory Jagoda sings the songs of her great-great-great-great-great grandparents
Parodies that make us cringe today used to make people roar. A music critic discovers Abie Cohen, the Jewish version of Aunt Jemima.
Bluesman Jeremiah Lockwood finds his voice in his grandfather’s liturgical repertoire
Talking with Jewlia Eisenberg about the Algerian divas who rock her world
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Former Miss Israel cast as superhero in upcoming Batman vs. Superman flick
Plus spotting Bibi on the street in Jerusalem, and more in the news
We’re hiring two paid, part-time editorial interns
Plus with Kerry arriving to the region, peace talks are on the ropes
His frequent flier status was revoked for complaining too much, so he sued
The strangest CNN segment we’ve seen in a long time
Will people want to hear ‘Scenes from an Italian Restaurant’ live every month?
Remembering Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman (1920-2013)
Does sexually graphic material help Jewish continuity? ‘Unclean Lips’ argues for the unseemliness of Bruce, Roth, and their ilk.
The composer of the beloved Hanukkah song ‘Ocho Kandelikas’ shares stories and melodies from her past
‘Saffron Rice and Cranberry Sauce’ is one of eight stories in a theater production based on Persian Jewish women’s lives