Victor Hugo and the ideals of progress
In ancient times, a genetic mutation helped ensure Jewish survival. Today, it might be making you sick.
Are the philosophical roots of contemporary left-wing denunciations of Israel to be found in a radical, twisted 1970s argument about the place of Jews in Western culture?
If there were such a thing as a perfect Jewish joke, it might just be ‘Dayenu,’ the Passover punch line that is never enough
Does your typical holiday involve a huge Seder meal followed by a week of matzo and macaroons? You can do better. Here’s how.
Cancer patients find a new perspective on the present and the future in the Jewish ritual of counting the Omer
Rokhl’s Golden City: A different take on Walt Whitman
This week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ tackles the eternal problem of theodicy: If God is both good and omnipotent, why is there evil in the world?
Tablet’s Vladislav Davidzon gained special access to Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukraine’s enigmatic new leader who once played the president on TV. Here, Davidzon shares his impressions of Zelensky and his predictions for Ukraine’s political future.
A doctor spends Passover in East Africa, surrounded by disease and suffering, and reflects on the tenuous balance between order and disorder, exodus and return
A new bill in Quebec prohibiting some public displays of religious symbols would bar observant Jews from serving in courts and classrooms
A dispatch from frozen Harbin, where Jews once flourished—and melted away