Dispatch from the 60th anniversary of the Bandung Conference, Indonesia, where the Jewish state is a pariah
To understand David Blatt, think less pick-and-roll and more ‘Portnoy’s Complaint’
Post-Qaddafi Libya was supposed to be something other than the chaos it has become
The great critic’s sparkling new tour of American literature illuminates the sublime life of books
Sociologist Pierre Birnbaum says it’s time Léon Blum—French Socialist, Zionist, wartime hero, and prime minister—got his due
‘Incident at Vichy,’ a play about rounding up Jews and Roma, held lessons for Soviet Refuseniks
Teenagers need to learn about more than anatomy, as some Jewish educators already know
‘The Vilna Vegetarian Cookbook’ offers insight into the city’s prewar culinary scene—and pioneering restaurateur Fania Lewando
A convert to Judaism reflects on the Jewish woman who embraced her, and honors her with a holiday recipe
Nationalism plays a vital role in Egyptian life, and its influence—despite Arab nationalism’s frequent association with dictatorial regimes—could be a key bulwark against religious extremism there
Hosni Mubarak was a key U.S. ally who upheld the Arab world’s first peace treaty with Israel. By letting his regime fall, Barack Obama has threatened the survival of the Jewish state.
While Israeli officials stay silent on Egypt, a former ambassador to Cairo tells Tablet Magazine about the embattled president he once knew and respected
Israeli leaders have long had only one concern when it comes to Egypt: stability, which Hosni Mubarak provided. That’s changing, no matter who ends up in charge.
One of Obama’s top advisers on Afghanistan reviews two new books on Osama Bin Laden and the U.S. approach to al-Qaida that put Israel at the center of the conflict
Israeli President Shimon Peres reflects on his mentor, his peace partner, and whether the State of Israel will survive
Bashar al-Assad has maintained his country’s key position in Mideast politics by drawing out the peace process and turning it into warfare by other means
As Obama sits down with Netanyahu and Abbas, a brief history of the trilateral summit
My brother and I carried our shared past in different directions
Bibi announces support for Arab Peace Initiative. It doesn’t matter if it’s real.
The centenarian author formed an Orthodox congregation in his home in 1952. It thrives today.
‘Macabre’ Führer-branded treats gain popularity in India
‘Jewish mother that I am’ cites A.B. Yehoshua and Menachem Begin
LeBron and co. sip bubbly with a ‘flicka da wrist’ in an ice bath
Canary Mission turns the fight against hate into a secret witchhunt
Seven thoughts on obscenity in honor of Carlin’s ‘Seven Words’
The creator of ‘Marjorie Morningstar’ has a new memoir
Lenny Bruce’s ‘obscene’ routines inspired Carlin whose views on the politics of language remain influential
The grim satire of the ‘Charlie Hebdo’ controversy, in context
On a new album, Italian singer Shulamit offers modern interpretations of haunting songs left by women in the Holocaust
Victor Rodack dreamed of visiting Israel. In 1967, he found an unusual way to make his dream a reality.