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
How the Coen brothers and Terry Zwigoff helped create a holiday classic that angers gentiles
Performs with B’way star Dudu Fisher for casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson, IDF legend E. Lebovitz, former camp inmates
A short short Christmas story
A ‘moving’ tale of a synagogue being trucked across Texas
Israeli liberals and democrats feel alienated from their government. The upcoming elections could mend that rift.
My uncle, godfather of the Jewish singles business, created a Christmas Eve tradition
Theodore Ross grew up pretending he wasn’t Jewish. His book Am I a Jew? traces his re-engagement with Judaism.
A lost German passport—and tenuous ties to citizenship—cause a bureaucratic nightmare and a revelation about place and belonging
A proposed San Francisco ballot measure prohibiting circumcision arises from a debate over ritual, sexuality, and identity. What’s become an American norm might soon again be a mark of difference.
My mother pretended we weren’t Jewish when we moved to the South—but couldn’t resist kvelling over my book about it
Has Purim replaced Passover as the best holiday vehicle for expressing individual Jewish identity?
How my shrink helped me by becoming my biggest problem
A novelist brings to life a shameful episode in American history
Shira Nayman’s characters chase the ghosts who haunt them
One author thought moving to New York meant severing her small town roots. Then she started writing fiction.
A picture-book writer learns the identity-politics dance
‘How did I get on this list? Also Ryan Seacrest?’
Taking of Pelham One Two Three director died at 89
U.S. contractor was freed last week after five years in a Cuban prison
Will he push Israel to unilaterally withdraw from the West Bank?
Meet the koeksister, a South African cookie
From doo wop to metal
Holiday celebrations bring together the island’s diverse Jewish community
Uber, but for egg rolls
A traffic problem in the birthplace of Jesus
Farewell to my beloved magazine, my old and treasured home
Recognizing North Korea's very real threat, Sony had to axe The Interview
Washington-area Sephardic Jews share traditional foods and converse in the disappearing language of their ancestors
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