A new book shows how Austrian Chancellor Bruno Kreisky was the ancestor of the Jews who now serve in the hate-Israel movement
How did Mohamed Merah happen? In the third of a five-part series on anti-Semitism in France, the roots of the Toulouse gunman.
‘You do not have the right to invoke my people’s struggle for your shoddy purposes’
With the No. 1 album in America, the parodist proves yet again the full depth of his genius
Tablet Original Fiction: Angela loves Paul loves Claire loves Adam loves Angela
Richard Linklater’s Boyhood is the best film of 2014, and one of the least Jewish movies ever made
For two weeks at Camp Simcha every summer, campers aren’t kids with cancer or kids with cerebral palsy. They’re just kids.
Antic embellishments, like Esther being good in bed, help Talmudic rabbis to more fully explicate the text’s divine meaning
Irving Finkel, an expert on ancient Mesopotamia, decodes a Babylonian tablet and traces its path to the Book of Genesis
Rahm Emanuel, in the midst of a rough-and-tumble campaign, was just denied a spot on the mayoral ballot. Was the move Chicago politics as usual, or has Emanuel’s Judaism come into play?
Unusual decision comes a month before election
Plus, a Jewish American baby boom, and more in the news
Israeli-born photographer Nadav Kander traveled China’s Yangtze river to chart the country’s transformation. He brought back a meditation on universal change.
Plus Rahm gives tours of his basement and more
How Goliath became David (for a day)
Plus the incredible, inedible foreskin, and more
Why terrorists from Yemen are trying to bomb synagogues in Chicago
If the midterm elections give the GOP more power in Washington, that could actually help Obama’s Mideast peace plans
Barack Obama courted American Jews as a candidate, but the relationship is on the rocks
But issue’s real resonance may appear in ’12
Pro-Israel Congresswoman Shelley Berkley, Democrat from Las Vegas, rides a hot streak
Chicago and Rahm, the Semitic Fred Flintstone, and more
Rahm Emanuel won’t be Chicago’s next mayor, because the city won’t elect a Jew
Plus R.I.P. Maury Allen, and more in the news
How one shy, whistle-blowing intern in an Amsterdam archive uncovered a travesty that insulted a decimated community
Two economists argue that literacy, not laws forbidding land ownership, created a small, widely dispersed and highly skilled minority