In the final part of Tablet’s series on French anti-Semitism, echoes and paradoxes of a gruesome murder
Steven Salaita’s case isn’t about free speech. It’s about common sense, and the rightful consequences of bigotry and violence.
Why ‘Islamophobia’ in Europe cannot be equated with anti-Semitism, either in nature or degree
A live-action role-playing game set up a scenario with ‘inmates’ and a ‘furnace.’ What could go wrong?
From Black Rock City to the Negev Desert, the sandy camping trip comes to the Middle East
Karl Stern, Canadian psychiatrist and writer, was in his day a famous Catholic convert. Why has he been forgotten?
‘Let the Celebrations Begin,’ an acclaimed and controversial Australian children’s book, raises questions about Holocaust education
Jewish grandma Isadora Alman pioneered the American sex-advice column, then found her work obsolete.
Talmudic rabbis debate professional eulogizers, trying to strike a balance between the holy and the mundane
Stolen Kremlin records show how the Soviets, including Gorbachev, created many of today’s Middle East conflicts
Plus Oren on Israel’s image, the Israeliness of Nakba Day, and more
Plus Russia resists harsh Syria resolution (again), and more
The Israeli left has collapsed in the last decade. But the right, despite its successes, is dying, too, brought down by Russian-imported maximalism and American-imported political consultants.
Jordan’s late King Hussein and his unsuccessful efforts to make peace get a courtier’s treatment in the new memoir from Jack O’Connell, a former CIA station chief in Amman
The recent rapprochement between Fatah and Hamas may be a blessing. It exposes the fatal flaw at the heart of the peace process: the West’s fantasy of Palestinian moderation.
Also, Mark Zuckerberg won this year
The prospects for a Palestinian state have rarely been more grim
In Israel, graffiti tells all sides of the story
The success of Subliminal, Israel’s most popular rapper, is a reflection of the Jewish state’s conservative moment
The Palestinian ambassador to Washington sees a role for the American Jewish community in creating a Palestinian state
Pro-Israel Congresswoman Shelley Berkley, Democrat from Las Vegas, rides a hot streak
Plus R.I.P. Penn, the Jew of ‘Mad Men,’ and more
Plus Hitch is proud to be Jewish, and more
Israeli President Shimon Peres reflects on his mentor, his peace partner, and whether the State of Israel will survive
Area designated ‘state land,’ paving the way for major settlement construction
Nazi leader’s former residence in Austria will be a ‘House of Responsibility’
CEO says boycott threats aren’t the reason behind potential factory move
Two teens behind suicide bomb plot part of ‘network of young Islamists’
There were more than 40 events this year celebrating Jewish culture
Two-night television series premieres Labor Day on the History channel
Hillel the Elder’s 2,000-year-old rabbinic quote is basically the new YOLO
How Maimonides explains the Hello Kitty controversy
Israeli police rule out criminality in death of 23-year-old last seen hiking
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
After making a splash back home, the creators of the Hebrew-language program are launching an English version on Vox Tablet