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
Plus Silvio Berlusconi gets a year in jail
Plus a new round of sanctions against Iran take hold
Plus, is Israel retaliating for the UN vote?
Rand, senator from Kentucky, wants anti-war clarification attached to bill
Santorum, Paul, and Gingrich on the side of the road
Ron Paul’s compliance today could lead to Rand Paul’s dominance later
Plus Mormon baptisms of dead Jews, and more
Plus Paul vs. Kristol, the Lego Auschwitz, and more
The Jewish state’s strongest supporters (and leader) don’t want it politicized
Proposed budget cuts pit Republicans against pro-Israel group
But maybe a little divided on Egypt?
Is Rand Paul about to start a GOP civil war?
GOP gains empower Cantor, not Schumer
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