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
ICG’s Nathan Thrall talks to Tablet Magazine
Will reconciliation doom or help the statehood cause?
And how it could prompt real concessions from Israel and the U.S.
In a massively tense situation, something will have to give
Unattributed attack wounds dozens, kills one
Faced with upheaval across the Middle East, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called elections for September. But it’s unclear who might run to succeed him, if the aging leader really does step down.
Attack prompts Israeli outrage, muted Palestinian response
Embattled PM plans his next move; not clear what that’ll be
Plus Libya fallout, Ian McEwan, and more
Plus P.A. upheaval, Iran redux?, and more in the news
Plus new Iran talks start, and more in the news
Will anti-settlement sentiment prove a tipping point?
Two former high-ranking Israeli officers come to Washington on a misguided mission to promote peace
The prospects for a Palestinian state have rarely been more grim
What is the Palestinian prime minister driving at?
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