The steel magnate—son-in-law of the former president and once a symbol of post-Soviet nepotism—now advocates for the rule of law
The group has maintained an uneasy status quo despite losing key allies in Tehran, Damascus, and Cairo
Last week’s assassination of Hezbollah commander Hassan Laqqis in Beirut was a taste of what may come
A match a century in the making brings two tough, funny, liberated stars into glorious alignment
Sefi Rivlin, the iconic Israeli comedian who died earlier this month, revolutionized the country’s political scene
A newly published collection reminds that grotesque images of Jews were routinely mailed by ordinary people around the world
I’ve struggled for decades to feel comfortable in synagogue as a single woman. Wrapped in a silk prayer shawl, I finally felt at home.
Synagogues are full and kosher restaurants abound as liberal immigrants, Orthodox singles, and secular Jews come together
An ancient principle of Judaism, debated at length in the Oral Law, is that it is a sin to count Jews—or is it?
Director Michel Gondry illustrated hours of interviews for his new film
An eccentric Jerusalem-based researcher believes he’s found the key to the origin of tongues—in the Bible
They could have just read our Q&A with him
Plus an explosion rocks central Beirut
That was the half-year that was, on The Scroll
Comment of the week
Intellectual condemns Bin Laden raid, compares al-Qaida favorably to U.S.
Friends and Politics, Part 2: Irving Howe. The prominent critic and I worked on Yiddish translations together, but a dispute over Israel and its Arab neighbors ruptured our relationship—until we reconnected over literature.
Today on Tablet
The world’s most important leftist intellectual talks about his Zionist childhood and his time with Hezbollah
Recent right-wing rejections of Einstein’s theory of relativity echo Nazi dismissals of what they called ‘Jewish Physics’
Still with the Rosenbergs?
Plus Woody speaks up for justice, and more in the news
Plus Chomsky turned back, Rahm ‘screwed up,’ and more in the news
‘Israel Lobby’ co-author names ‘New Afrikaners,’ ‘Righteous Jews’
The lingering effects of his massive Ponzi scheme on a century-old youth group, a Boston philanthropist, and small investors
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