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
Parshat Shemini: When fanaticism kills
Introducing Thou Shalt, our new advice column
As we try to make sense of the latest college scandal, let’s focus on how terrible a parent you have to be to sell out your child by trying to rig the system
My East Village neighbors sell their storied clubhouse
Parshat Vayikra: Does God need blood and guts?
We’re looking for a part-time associate producer
Twenty-five years after he massacred 29 Palestinians midprayer, the killer is more revered than ever. Why?
From Queen Elizabeth to Abraham Lincoln, the story of Purim has shaped our most contentious debates
In unprecedented decision, judges rule Michael Ben-Ari unfit to serve
A run-in at NYU reveals the unavoidable truth: The war for the soul of the left will be fought over anti-Semitism.
An excerpt from Matti Friedman’s new book, ‘Spies of No Country: Secret Lives at the Birth of Israel’
How the radical rabbi’s ideas and disciples took over Israeli politics, and why it’s dangerous
Tablet Original Fiction: What right has the Lord of the Universe to forget me?
Jules Feiffer’s American Follies looks left for politics as usual
How the fight for the next communications ecosystem could make a world dependent on Chinese technology, Chinese software, Chinese e-commerce, Chinese venture capital, and the Chinese market
What the late Yugoslav filmmaker Dušan Makavejev contributed to Greenwich Village’s life-affirming anti-authoritarian counterculture
The enigmatic, influential benefactor of the arts comes home to the temple of modernism he once shunned
Immigration to the modern Jewish state has often been chaotic at best. But the insistence that nefarious motives guided its placement work with refugees is unsupported by archival evidence.
In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi’: Are the laws of kashrut based on an overly wide interpretation of a single verse in Deuteronomy?
How facing a plane crash changed my personal theology
Ep. 174: Gail Simmons, Shalom Auslander, Jill Kargman, Gil Hovav, and more on the Jewish foods that mean the most to them
What the holiday can teach us about fighting evil in our midst
Creating a new kind of Megillah—using the historic Birds’ Head Haggadah as inspiration
These popular cookies, filled with fruit and nuts, are surprisingly easy to make