In a public high school near Atlanta, the Jewish Culture Club is thriving—and not just because the meetings include pizza
Bridging the gap between biblical terseness and the needs of a functioning Jewish legal system
The great critic’s sparkling new tour of American literature illuminates the sublime life of books
An imperious rabbi learns a lesson about humility and the importance of free and unfettered debate
Today’s pages of Talmud bring us head to head with the problematic prohibition on women singing in mixed company
Parshat Bo: The morality of the death of the firstborn, and how the brokenness of matzo reflects our past and future
Even in the wake of a violent attack on his home, a rebbe continues to welcome visitors—regardless of differences
Today’s daily pages of Talmud tell a bawdy tale that starts with an embarrassing incident and ends with transcendence
Today’s daily page of Talmud asks what’s the difference between thoughts and prayers
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.
Israel’s defense minister showed politicians everywhere how to respond to racism in their ranks
How a shocking family discovery and some time spent at a hospice run by nuns led one Jewish man to reconsider Christ
How Jews in Prague and Sofia overthrew their troubled communal leadership with the crumbling of the Soviet bloc
The unknown story of the Bernese Group, a collective of Polish diplomats and Jewish activists in Switzerland who forged passports to try and help Jews escape the horrors of the Holocaust
With open anti-Semitism in Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party, and Brexit looming, some British Jews are applying for passports to Germany and other European countries their parents fled
A portrait of my father, the refusenik writer and medical scientist David Shrayer-Petrov, as a New England poet, on his 84th birthday
Esther Cailingold was disillusioned with the British Empire’s treatment of Jews after the Holocaust. So she joined the Jewish resistance in Palestine.
Jules Feiffer’s American Follies turns 91!
How a secure Israel brought out the best—and worst—of political Arab men of letters
A Syrian-born poet resembles Arab literary men of the ancient past
A reader’s notes from the Old City
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.
A trip to the concentration camp didn’t turn out the way I’d hoped
Migrant workers and asylum-seekers have brought a world of flavors to the city’s impoverished Neve Sha’anan neighborhood
In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, recent titles that are worth a read
How Jews brought diamonds from South Africa to Amsterdam to midtown Manhattan
Ep. 212: ‘I Wanted Fries With That’ author Amy Fish on how to complain more effectively, and Carolyn Karcher on ‘Reclaiming Judaism from Zionism’