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
A look at Anat Kamm, who leaked secret IDF documents to a Haaretz reporter
Spy vs. spy intrigue between the CIA and Israel, centered around the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv culture clash, sprechen sie Deutsch?, and more
Can a porn fetish save a crazed killer?
But at both far ends of political spectrum, memories aren’t so fond
This time, to teach Israels about Jews elsewhere
For signing on to Tel Aviv protest without due diligence
Buy local, say Tel Aviv rabbis
Canadian, Israeli directors protest
Meet Washington’s gay-friendly Orthodox rabbi
At New York’s newest charter school.
Does the gay-center shooting spell the end of Tel Aviv as utopia?
Was it homophobia?
Hate, corruption, and history
A gallery of Israeli mafia hangouts
Plus with Kerry arriving to the region, peace talks are on the ropes
His frequent flier status was revoked for complaining too much, so he sued
The strangest CNN segment we’ve seen in a long time
Will people want to hear ‘Scenes from an Italian Restaurant’ live every month?
Remembering Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman (1920-2013)
Plus Madoff’s CFO says employees knew about fraud, and more in the news
Salvos in the bagel wars are being fired at the wrong targets
The most articulate d’var Torah you’ve ever heard a 13-year-old deliver
Brooklyn’s newest restaurant puts an artisanal spin on kosher dining
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