In an excerpt from ‘Memoirs of a Jewish Extremist,’ the activist remembers Meir Kahane and the JDL
Why my sisters can’t think straight about Israel
A guide to what will probably happen
A conversation with the former dissident and public intellectual, about the ‘Polish mentality,’ anti-Semitism, and ‘wearing Jewish glasses’
Farewell to my beloved magazine, my old and treasured home
Daphne Merkin talks about orphaned dolls, Swedish mattresses, and her ragbag of luminous essays
Video: Grab the schmaltz, and don’t skimp on the onions when you’re making this uniquely Jewish dish
And other problems of divorce, infertility, and urination, in this week’s Talmud study
One grandfather gave lavish Hanukkah gifts, the other single dollar bills. The reasons stretch back to the Old Country.
Sparring with Harman, accuses Obama of delegitimizing Israel
Support for President Obama is sagging among a key Democratic voting bloc. Now his campaign has 11 months to win back Jewish voters.
Who told honcho Malcolm Hoenlein to go to Syria?
Barack Obama courted American Jews as a candidate, but the relationship is on the rocks
Our dispatch from the White House party
Plus a newly uncovered rejection letter, and more in the news
Plus, Chuck wants his money back!
King of the Jews, a Talmudic cult novel, and more
Chicago lawyer Alan Solow is the putative spokesman for American Jewry, but does he have what it takes to manage the community’s increasingly complex relationship with the Obama Administration?
Plus hot water for Obama envoy, and more in the news
The innovative neuroscientist discusses how the Holocaust, famine, and other catastrophic experiences can affect our DNA
From chicken fritters to honey-drizzled fried dough, a Moroccan menu gives the holiday a unique flavor
Great Hanukkah gifts about subjects ranging from civil rights to jazz, Torah to immigration, goofy frogs to spooky goblins
Tablet friends and family help us puzzle out Hanukkah’s origin story—and explain why we don’t celebrate a ninth day of oil
In a new biography, historian Anita Shapira deciphers Israel’s inscrutable founding father
The genius behind ‘All in the Family,’ ‘The Jeffersons,’ and other barrier-breaking TV shows talks about his childhood and career