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The Myth of Chosenness

My father told me a story about God and the Jews when I was a child growing up in Queens. It took me decades to understand what he was trying to tell me.

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Never Again Will I Visit Auschwitz

A trip to the concentration camp didn’t turn out the way I’d hoped

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Tel Aviv’s Global Menu

Migrant workers and asylum-seekers have brought a world of flavors to the city’s impoverished Neve Sha’anan neighborhood

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A Brave Jewish Voice in Putin’s Russia

Yevgenia Albats was called ‘kikeface’ as a kid in the Soviet Union and went on to become an intrepid reporter in Moscow. Visiting the U.S. recently, she spoke with Tablet about the state of Russian politics and what it’s like for Jews there today.

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Naftali Bennett Makes a Stand

Israel’s defense minister showed politicians everywhere how to respond to racism in their ranks

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Coming to Jesus

How a shocking family discovery and some time spent at a hospice run by nuns led one Jewish man to reconsider Christ

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A Russian Typewriter Longs for Her Master

A portrait of my father, the refusenik writer and medical scientist David Shrayer-Petrov, as a New England poet, on his 84th birthday

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The Girl Who Took On the British Empire

Esther Cailingold was disillusioned with the British Empire’s treatment of Jews after the Holocaust. So she joined the Jewish resistance in Palestine.

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And Statistics

Jules Feiffer’s American Follies turns 91!