Why aren’t more non-Muslim feminists decrying violence against women in Muslim-majority countries?
If neurosis turns people into terrorists, how to account for kindness?
Muslim > gay, black > female, and everybody > the Jews
Ari Folman’s sci-fi half-animated ‘The Congress,’ David Cronenberg’s horror comedy ‘Maps to the Stars,’ and the end of movies
Happy 156th Birthday!—the perfect time to look back on the Tevye Stories’ author’s first trip to the Big Apple
‘Gett,’ a stellar new Israeli movie, sheds light on the plight of women crushed by a byzantine legal authority
The Book of Esther doesn’t mention God. Robert Alter’s new translation shows that’s just one way the biblical text is unique.
Filmmaker Ori Gruder captures ultra-Orthodox observance of the holiday in his Israeli TV documentary, ‘A Freilichin Purim’
Amid political upheaval, an embattled girl fled entirely alone—the lessons of Purim’s heroine propelling her to freedom
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Women fought for a ceremony to mark a Jewish girl’s passage into womanhood. Now the ritual’s meaning is often lost amid flashy parties and clothes.
Whitney Houston’s music played at bar mitzvahs across America in the 1990s—the theme songs of a forgotten adolescence
Bat mitzvahs tell us less about tradition than they do about how girls create rites for coming of age, as the new book Today I Am a Woman shows
What a parody bat mitzvah speech tells us about real ones
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Forgoing the usual bar and bat mitzvah swag, some teens are asking guests to contribute to charity
An uncommon rite, bubbly’s back, and Obama’s image
Rockin’ to Peres, belated womanhood, and fear in Pittsburgh
Why some families are opting for havdalah bar or bat mitzvah services
Record a favorite holiday anecdote and you could be featured on Tablet
Vineyard owners’ cookbook offers wine recommendations alongside recipes
Bruno Mars’ ‘Uptown Funk’ gets the Shushan treatment… twice
Examining the ethics of the Purim story
Letty Cottin Pogrebin offers a moving tribute to her longtime friend
An excerpt from Leah Koenig’s new cookbook, Modern Jewish Cooking
Saul Dreier, 89, and Ruby Sosnowicz, 85, delight audiences across the country
Embrace your laziness! Repurpose the crap you already have at home!
Netanyahu spoke effectively, if predictably. But what impact will he have?
The holiday’s ‘mishloach manot’ boxes used to involve juice and a bag of chips. Now competitive moms have raised the stakes.
The Book of Esther doesn't mention God. Robert Alter's new translation shows that's just one way the biblical text is unique.
An excerpt from Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish
Tells Europe 1 interviewer 'anti-Semitism is at an all-time high'
Matthew Fishbane accompanied a group of would-be Jews as they made aliyah from rural India, led by an unlikely activist
Israel Story, Episode 6: No valentines, just a fatwa, a shidduch, some tears, and some laughter