A new piece of legislation seeks to upset the status quo over which language the Jewish state deems official. It’s deeply misguided.
New York State starves schools of money. In East Ramapo, Orthodox Jews—and special-needs children—get the blame.
Batya Ungar-Sargon discusses her exposé on the tax rolls and funding cuts that fueled an ethnic rift in East Ramapo, N.Y.
How under the weight of history, all memory becomes holy—even the memory that should not
The country singer—and a founding father of American Christian Zionism—died 11 years ago this week
An excerpt from a new analysis of King David, the biblical poet-hero
Some Modern Orthodox teens observe ‘half-Shabbat,’ using cell phones in private. How widespread is the trend? Is it a crisis?
There is no single unifying cuisine, but Jewish food from Central and South America is coming into its own
For the first time, I’m concerned about my kids’ Jewishness as I send them off in the morning
Plus Natan Sharansky’s plan goes from hot to naught
I don’t need Israeli Memorial Day to remember Alex Assaf, the kindest—and tallest—soldier I have ever known
Plus New York’s circumcision consent form is not stopping a problem
Video: A portrait of Menachem Froman, the peerless Gush Emunim leader who sought ties with Palestinians
Plus Barak says unilateral withdrawal from West Bank should be considered
Plus bad things keep happening at bucolic Oberlin College
Plus Israeli documentaries strike out at the Academy Awards
Plus everything you might want to know about sequestration
Hundreds of Palestinians clash with IDF around hunger strike
Tablet’s resident Israeli: Eh, happens all the time
Plus Obama invited to speak in Rabin Square in Tel Aviv
Recent events stoke fears of broader violence, Third Intifada
Looking at the overblown rhetoric on settlements, shameful silence on Syria
Two firefighters killed, two others shot, in attack in western New York
Plus UN envoy meets with Assad
Some people lean on neighbors for a cup of sugar. The Fruchters, of Memphis, Tennessee, needed theirs to help them keep the Sabbath.
Forging ancient artifacts, procuring army sick passes, and pretending to be normal after a traumatic brain injury