Columnists

Marjorie Ingall

Raising Little Jewish Feminists

How do we teach kids that gender equality is fabulous?

Food — Joan Nathan

How To Make ‘Brik,’ a Tunisian Treat That’s the Toast of Paris

Video: Fry up these savory snacks at home, and make your own spicy harissa for dipping

Literature — Adam Kirsch

Love and Marriage, Love and Marriage, They Go Together Like …

If the point of marriage is not happiness but religion, what constitutes grounds for divorce? Plus: tips for grooming pubic hair.

Agents of Influence — Lee Smith

Inside Obama’s Meeting With Jewish Leaders

What he said, what they said, and what America is now saying to the world about exterminationist anti-Semitism

Marjorie Ingall

Enough With the Holocaust Books for Children!

Yes, we need to teach kids about our history. But our history constitutes a lot more than one tragic event.

Literature — Adam Kirsch

How Often Should Married Jewish Couples Have Sex?

And other matters of conjugal bliss in this week’s Talmud study, including a woman’s right to sexual fulfillment

Agents of Influence — Lee Smith

Honey, I Shrunk the Jews!

Why did Obama send a lowly vice-presidential adviser to inform American Jewish leadership about his Iran deal?

Literature — Adam Kirsch

Would a Jackal Take Better Care of Its Young?

For most Jews in Talmudic times, marriage was the biggest financial transaction of their lives

Marjorie Ingall

Seders in Uniform: How American Troops Celebrated Passover During WWII

Whether in the mess hall or on a battleship, Jewish soldiers stationed all over the world still sang the Four Questions and ate matzo

Literature — Adam Kirsch

When Jews Were Like ISIS

We, too, stoned our women for infidelity. Patriarchal injustice persists in Orthodoxy. What’s a modern Talmud reader to do?

Even Einstein Was Not Immune to Academic Jockeying

An excerpt from Steven Gimbel’s new biography of the great scientist follows his quest for a permanent position, through Zurich after 1909

Guarding the Dead

During my first shift sitting shmira with a body awaiting burial, I felt sad, guilty, anxious—and grateful

A Tale of Two Assassins

When a young Yiddish poet killed a Ukrainian leader who allowed pogroms, he helped forge a lasting link between Jews and Armenians

The Greatest Children’s TV Pioneer You’ve Never Heard Of

Betty Misheiker, who died recently at 96, created hazy, imaginative masterpieces in South Africa and Israel

Why Anthony Trollope Is the Most Jewish of the Great English Novelists

Happy 200th birthday, you ‘hair-oil using, false-jewel wearing, tailorish non-gentlefolk.’ You’re one of us.

Thank You!

Thank you for subscribing to the Tablet Magazine Daily Digest.
Please tell us about you.