The painter Nirit Takele, already a celebrated artist at 33-years old, is evoking the spirit of both her homelands in her bold work

How the shaming of a soccer star led to the biggest shake-up in Israeli politics and finally unchained Netanyahu’s chief right-wing rival

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The Surprising Popularity of Kosher Food in Prison

Seder plates and kosher meals are so popular behind bars some inmates convert just to get them

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Under the Chuppah in Havana

The revival of Cuba’s Jewish community

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A Retrospective on the Iranian Revolution

Introducing Tablet’s week-long series on the 40th anniversary of the Khomeinist revolution in Iran

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Slaughtering With Intent

In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi,’ why a Jew may not sacrifice an animal in such a way that its blood flows into the ocean, and other rules protecting worshippers from the limits of paganism

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Crossing the Jordan

A Christian pilgrimage site called Qasr al Yahud has started drawing Jewish visitors, attracted by its biblical history

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A Greek Town Commemorates Its Holocaust History

‘We keep our memories alive,’ said the mayor of Trikala, where a new memorial was recently unveiled

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Unintended Consequences

In an excerpt from a new history of 20th-century Iran, the neglected story of the Jewish revolutionaries who participated in—or adapted to—the sweeping changes of 1979

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Why They Stay

The horror and hope undergirding Jewish life in post-Revolution Iran

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Jules Feiffer’s American Follies

Time to stand up, America!

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Writing Her Revolt

In the 40 years after the Iranian Revolution, some women memoirists came to see obedience as the opposite of goodness

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Making It

As Norman Podhoretz turns 89 today, he looks back on the long journey from Brooklyn to Manhattan

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Guard It With Your Life

How Jewish musicians preserved—and are now saving—Persian music