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
Each Purim, star academics like Milton Friedman and Alan Dershowitz debate: latkes or hamantaschen?
Plus Hamas fires anti-aircraft weapon at Israel for first time ever
Firgun is the ungrudging pleasure one takes in another’s good fortune, and there’s no English word for it
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Plus whom Anne Frank belongs to, and more
Today on Tablet
Friends and Politics, Part 1: Saul Bellow. The Nobel Prize-winner and I shared a love of literature and of Yiddish, but our friendship was tested by decades-long disagreements over politics.
Obama’s Jewish maybe-problem, and more
A museum exhibition and a new translation from the Yiddish examine ‘heritage travel’ in the 1930s
The latest ‘Jewish Review of Books’
Plus the other half of ‘Dysentery’ weighs in
Nextbook author speaks to Jewish West Point grads
Few writers have had champions as fierce as Chaim Grade’s widow, Inna Grade, who died earlier this month
Plus Wisse kvells over Yiddish, Israel sells itself, and more
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.
What would Jewish law have to say about alleged Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s burial?
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