Siân Gibby

Siân Gibby is Tablet Magazine’s copy editor. She is writing a book about Jewish identity.

Billy Eichner’s Brand of Jewish Comedy

Billy on the Street is in-your-face, outrageous, and completely brilliant

After Passover, Counting the Omer With Mussar

Embracing a simple, rewarding practice devoted to Jewish moral conduct

After My Mother Died, Another Woman Took Me Under Her Jewish Wing

When I converted to Judaism, I found the ‘Jewish mother’ I never had—a woman who resembled my own mom in surprising ways

The Final Telegram Will Be Sent This Weekend

My vivid memory of the only telegram I’ve ever received

A Convert’s First Simchat Torah

When the holiday turned my synagogue into a chaotic nightclub, I finally felt like part of the Jewish community

A Different Voice

When a woman learns the art of Torah chanting, she realizes she is part of a new religious tradition—as well as a very old, sacred one

White Flags

After Sept. 11, artist Aaron Fein began to make national flags out of white fabric; they became symbols not of nations but of community and refuge

Singer’s Typewriter, Heschel’s Suits

The things we carry

Push-Pull

I became a Jew at the age of 39, and I love my new faith. But learning to embrace Jewish food—especially at Passover—was another story.

‘Imagining Heschel’ In the Wrong Places

An evening with the great rabbi and his daughter

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