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.
We ask the experts about the High Holiday season’s least-understood festival
Talmudic scholars have never agreed on the pre-Yom Kippur chicken sacrifice
Even if the person you wronged doesn’t remember what you did, it can still make a difference to ask for forgiveness. Maybe.
Inspired by Leviticus, eScapegoat lets users offload sins onto a virtual goat
According to Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig, maybe…
It’s the time of year for apologies, but not everyone has forgiveness on their mind. An argument for not saying sorry until God does.
A late-night mistake, a ruptured college friendship, and a Yom Kippur apology. Atonement can make things better, if not quite fix them.
Sixty years ago, I committed a small act of injustice against someone whose name I never knew. This Yom Kippur, I can finally set the record straight.
When fast-food-induced hallucinations of Chelsea Clinton precede Yom Kippur, extreme measures must be taken
Envisioning a rabbi’s struggle to write an original Yom Kippur sermon
Conservative movement leader was known for synagogue innovation
Recognizing North Korea’s very real threat, Sony had to axe The Interview
Menorah lighting and blessings punctuate rally for social justice
The April decision was reported this week by the Harvard Crimson
Constitutional Court rules that ban violates religious freedom
This Hanukkah, try a sparkling white wine with your potato pancakes
New York City’s iconic Cafe Edison to serve its last meal Sunday night
Eliot Glazer’s golden-dusted chocolate confections actually look pretty good
American contractor was detained in December 2009
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