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
A love letter to the mundane Holy City
‘I don’t believe in you, “salvation,” I never have and I never will. And very soon I won’t even be.’
‘The Odd Woman and the City’ proves the memoirist is a peer of Kazin, Howe, and other great chroniclers of Jewish America
In ‘The Brothers,’ her new book about the Boston attacks, the Russian émigré writer empathizes with fellow displaced people
A convert to Judaism reflects on the Jewish woman who embraced her, and honors her with a holiday recipe
Spending a summer working on a farm got me in touch with nature—and Torah. Now I understand how the two are intertwined.
Video: This Ukrainian sour sorrel soup is a refreshing way to welcome summer
Fox’s popular otherwordly TV show borrows some familiar Judaic lore
Patriotic holiday reading from Tablet’s archive
Jacques Berlinerblau’s book How To be Secular makes a historical case for a strong church-state division
Plus another Jew targeted in southern France, and more
Plus a new Egyptian constitution, and more in the news
Does the president really know more about Judaism than John Adams and James Madison did?
Paper scores victory on day it is accused of bias
Plus U.S. pledges Iran attack past ‘red lines,’ and more
Plus at his Beck and call, baby Portman, and more
His is for the Republic, not for redemption.
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.
Historian Jonathan Sarna discusses the Great Emancipator’s ties to a chiropodist, military men, and other Jews