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
With the Arab Spring shaking the Middle East’s status quo, a new regional order is being born. As the recent attacks in Eilat and Be’er Sheva show, Israel is likely to pay a price.
Plus safer Sinai, Human Rights Council acts on Syria, and more in the news
Plus, to the shores of Tripoli, pressure to escalate in Gaza, and more in the news
Plus, the new Sinai, and more in the news
Which is something Israel should probably welcome
Was Hamas involved? And what happens to Syria next?
While Israel sits in the catbird seat
Plus, U.S. prepares to call for Assad to step down, and more in the news
The central issue in the Middle East is not the Arab-Israeli peace process but the Arab civil war that has been reignited by the so-called Arab Spring
Plus, Turkey means never having to say you’re sorry, and more
Hamas puts down protest following Syrian displacement of 10,000
Plus AJC controversy, movement (maybe) on Shalit, and more in the news
Yet Turkey, the U.S., and others still seem to hope Assad will come around
Plus, Kristen Stewart’s dreidl, the Madoff divorce, and more
Plus, Syrian ships shell Syrian city, and more in the news
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