Embarrassment. Revulsion. Outrage. Righteous defensiveness. Impatience. Visceral reactions of one Jew toward the Jewish State.
Pushing the Hippocratic Oath in service of foreign policy puts doctors on the frontlines
Labour voters forced to choose between their party and their support for Israel: Part four of Tablet’s series on anti-Semitism in the U.K.
A new collection of the writer’s aggrieved nonfiction sends readers running back to his masterful fiction
‘Catch the Jew!’ is a shoddy, fantastical answer to Max Blumenthal’s ‘Goliath’
A comic book controversy reopens an ancient debate on graven images and moral responsibility
After my mother died, I made Passover just the way she did—until, drawing inspiration from Purim, I made my own tradition
For most Jews in Talmudic times, marriage was the biggest financial transaction of their lives
The bread of affliction never tasted so good, thanks to Marcy Goldman’s recipe for caramel-covered buttercrunch
Today on Tablet
On Yom Kippur, a day of remembrance, offering a blessing for the life and death of books
After Amazon started recommending Christian novels for me, I gathered a group of Jewish friends to explore them and discovered an unexpected reconnect with spirituality
Raja Shehadeh’s new memoir joins a growing list of literary works on Palestinian life before Israel. But do they tell the whole story?
Israeli-born photographer Nadav Kander traveled China’s Yangtze river to chart the country’s transformation. He brought back a meditation on universal change.
Author Sue Fishkoff reports on the world of kosher food production and consumption
The vintage children’s book about a Jewish Tom Thumb still speaks to today’s kids
David Rakoff makes the case for an un-American approach to living
The Julia Roberts blockbuster—and the Elizabeth Gilbert memoir it’s based on—get the prayer part all wrong
A new look at the origins of Islam describes a tolerant world that may not have existed
An impressively complex retelling of the biblical story—with cats
Negotiators will stay in Switzerland another day to draft an outline
‘Real Housewives’ returnee said to hire personality coach to become likeable
For inclusive storytelling, the audience is as important as the story
Has Israel’s ‘finest hour’ sown the seeds of self-destruction?
Michael Twitty puts an Ethiopian twist on an Ashkenazi standby
The more precarious the political situation, the rowdier the festivities
Study reports nearly 1,000 incidents in 2014, up 21 percent from 2013
Were the following statements made about the Girls creator or Iran’s Supreme Leader?
From Jewish troops to kosher cookies, the organization’s roots a century ago in Savannah are still evident today
Classic and modern dishes to take your seder to the next level
Whether in the mess hall or on a battleship, Jewish soldiers stationed all over the world still sang the Four Questions and ate matzo
Stories for Passover about slavery, freedom, family… and lice
In a new biography, Annie Cohen-Solal looks at the immigrant child who changed modern art
The Book of Esther doesn’t mention God. Robert Alter’s new translation shows that’s just one way the biblical text is unique.