All of Tablet’s coverage of the October 2023 attack on Israel and the world’s response.
Answering your questions on Hamas, Iran, the occupation, and more
The Iran deal was the first in a series of hugely consequential lies that will shape our country as much as the Middle East
A decade of perverse U.S. policy sets the stage for mass murder
The ideas, institutions, and people that caused the collapse
How progressive education made my peers morally confused
After surviving the Hamas massacre, a Thai agricultural worker with severe burns arrived at an Israeli hospital all alone. Now he’s on the road to recovery—and getting more visitors than he can handle.
Our family left Israel for Greece after the Hamas attack, not quite refugees and not quite tourists. After four weeks away, we were ready to head back to Tel Aviv.
In central Tel Aviv, crowds gather to lobby for the release of those kidnapped by Hamas
Visitors to the Rebbe’s tomb ask Hashem for help, while those davening to the golden calf of D.C. politics get spurned
As Israeli soldiers are called into service, informal groups of Israelis are creating religious garments to send to the front lines
China, Russia, and Iran
We’ve read about people losing their jobs because of opinions they’ve posted on the Israel-Hamas war that their employers don’t like. But some employees are also quitting because of things their employers have said—or haven’t said.
Pallywood’s latest global media star is the representative moral and artistic phenomenon of our age
Israeli comedians try to find the humor amid the horrors of the past month
An interview with the artists whose effort to highlight the fate of kidnapped Israeli children ended up underscoring the moral and social rot of our cities and universities
In Israeli restaurants, people are coming together across religious and political lines
On Oct. 7, Rachel Edri was held hostage by Hamas terrorists. One month later, the Israeli grandmother’s image appears on everything from T-shirts to tattoos, cartoons to TikTok videos.
Feeling abandoned by their community after the Hamas attack, Jewish knitters close ranks
It turns out that ‘white people’ often means Jews
Traveling Route 232 in the days after the Hamas attacks
No matter how many innocents are murdered, Western intellectuals will never stop making excuses for terrorists
A brutal massacre nearly a century ago in Judaism’s second-holiest city makes clear that murderous Palestinian rage against Jews has little to do with Israel or Zionism
As reservists are called into duty, foreign workers leave the country, and Palestinian workers are denied entry, Israeli agriculture faces a labor shortage. Volunteers are rushing to fill the gaps.
A letter from Tel Aviv
In difficult times, Jews are finding comfort in familiar things: challah, candles, and Friday night dinner
We have so much to chat about—as soon as the war we never wanted is over
Some thoughts on the first pogrom of the 21st century
A call for a mass rally in Washington in support of Jewish students and Israel
I’ve lived in places all around the world. But since the Hamas attacks, I’ve realized why this is where I want to be, and where I want my kids to grow up.
How the Oct. 7 massacres in Israel gave birth to a global pogrom
With the initial claims of the hospital story debunked, all that is left is the eternal guilt and villainy of the Jewish people
For countless long hours, on Oct. 7, the darkest of dark days, the state vanished. But then, in the midst of a war for survival against armed savages, an exceptional, unparalleled heroism emerged, a heroism that we had almost forgotten existed.
In northern Israel, Galilee Medical Center is already moving patients, canceling procedures, and training doctors in anticipation of a second front opening
In this week’s Torah portion, we read about Abraham’s journey to the Promised Land. What’s often overlooked is that his father accompanied him. It’s a lesson that resonates today, as we see the importance of political leaders, organizations, and friends standing by our side to defend Israel.
A startling string of policy failures shows the hollowness of the U.S. foreign policy establishment and its servile wunderkind, Jake Sullivan
I’ve found a home on the progressive left for years—even after I noticed a common blind spot around Jewish issues. But the reaction to the murderous attacks on Israeli civilians was the final straw.
After the Hamas attack of October 7, many Israeli couples changed their plans—moving up dates, or downsizing or postponing ceremonies. Other couples never made it to the chuppah.
That means destroying Hezbollah and striking Iran. Anything less is a major strategic defeat for Israel and the U.S.
Is Ukraine the winner?
Saar Margolis was born on Kibbutz Kissufim. On October 7, he was killed there, defending the kibbutz against Hamas terrorists. But his family, evacuated to a hotel near the Dead Sea, had to mourn him in an unfamiliar place.
Biden’s visit puts Israel in mortal danger
The Jewish state has long been a useful villain in Egyptian conspiracy theories. Now that might be backfiring on Egyptians and Gazans at once.
Spending 10 days ‘on the bus’ almost 20 years ago made me feel connected to Israel for the first time. Following the Hamas attack this month, I realized how much that sense of connection has endured.
The art world’s deafening silence after the Hamas attack in Israel
I stood up for Israel and have been talked down to ever since
The West is fighting for its future, and these are the front lines
You’re in an abusive relationship. It’s time to speak out.
Yazmeen Deyhimi’s journey from a young ADL ‘No Place for Hate’ intern to Hamas campaigner to apologizing on social media is a study in the profound political confusion of the campus woke
We must challenge professors and students who tacitly endorse antisemitic violence in the guise of ‘resistance’
During the campaign against ISIS in Mosul, the U.S. flattened a large city with far less provocation—while observing all the rules of modern war
How the U.S. blinded Israeli intelligence gathering efforts on Hamas and other Palestinian groups inside Lebanon
Black Americans know the pains and the agony of being terrorized. Celebrating it is an outrage, and an insult—to us.
The D.C. blame game is about avoiding responsibility while protecting a policy that is written in blood
Intelligence failures are never about the details. In Israel’s case, the operational and conceptual failures that led to Saturday’s massacre are even more disturbing.
Israeli restaurants and hotels offer free food and shelter for displaced civilians—as well as grieving families and soldiers preparing for battle
Hamas targets the Jews because of what Judaism represents: the moral system underpinning Western culture
A chat with clinical psychologist Esther Altmann to help parents who are unsure what to say—and what not to say
Why so many misread the Palestinian terror group’s openly stated intentions and motives
Many of us who live far away from the war, but are paying close attention to what’s happening in Israel, feel isolated or lonely—even though we’re more connected than ever to other people
No. Because it was missing the only word that matters.
Because I’m both Black and Jewish, I know hatred when I see it. And in the wake of the Hamas attack on Israel, I’m seeing plenty.
There are no sides in this war. There is only mourning.
What can non-Jews do to stand by the Jewish community during this crisis?
Eyewitness audio accounts from the Hamas massacre in Israel, 2023
A few years back you were a bunch of activists. Now Jews are being murdered in cold blood and you haven’t said a word.
A Tablet roundtable with Tony Badran, Michael Doran, Jacob Siegel, Lee Smith, and Gadi Taub
It’s time for us to reckon with the hopelessness at the heart of Arab and Western ‘liberationist’ ideology
Iran-backed terror army threatens to execute hostages on live broadcasts, after massacring nearly a thousand civilians inside Israel
One survivor who’d returned to the scene later in the day to look for his friends spoke, in a breaking voice, of what he’d seen. Of the bodies, mainly of young women, lying cold and mutilated. Of scantily clad corpses, many of whom appeared to have been shot at point-blank. Of cars, perforated by bullets or blown up by grenades.
The State of Israel was created with one overarching purpose: to prevent the slaughter of Jews from ever happening again. On Saturday, it failed miserably to do that.
A tragic political misjudgment about Hamas’ intentions