The left is bitterly divided about whether lawmakers should be allowed to keep their sexual orientation private
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
The turbulent private—and public—affairs of a titanic figure in American Jewish intellectual life
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
Washington-area Sephardic Jews share traditional foods and converse in the disappearing language of their ancestors
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
Plus Medvedev, Twitter, and more search-engine bait
Fyvush Finkel’s career, rooted in Yiddish theater, has lasted nearly eight decades. And he’s not planning on retirement anytime soon.
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Looking back at ‘A Serious Man’
Congrats to Tablet contributing editor David Rakoff
Plus saving the earth from synagogues, an identity musical, and more
Happy Columbus Day! Plus, Abbas flipped, the Coens dissed, and Potok staged
The Coen brothers’ new movie is a masterful meditation on Judaism
With even more Jewishness than their other flicks!
Recognizing North Korea's very real threat, Sony had to axe The Interview
The April decision was reported this week by the Harvard Crimson
One grandfather gave lavish Hanukkah gifts, the other single dollar bills. The reasons stretch back to the Old Country.
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