Fifty years ago today, LBJ sent U.S. troops to the Dominican Republic. In the poet Alexis Gómez Rosa, we reap what he sowed.
A tiny island off Cancún in the Mexican Yucatán is the modern Jewish world in microcosm
The new culture of progressive right-think may be even worse for Jews—and liberalism—than Obama’s Iran deal
An excerpt from Steven Gimbel’s new biography of the great scientist follows his quest for a permanent position, through Zurich after 1909
Betty Misheiker, who died recently at 96, created hazy, imaginative masterpieces in South Africa and Israel
When a young Yiddish poet killed a Ukrainian leader who allowed pogroms, he helped forge a lasting link between Jews and Armenians
Inequality under the wedding canopy, in this week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ Talmud study. Plus: a story about cheating the Angel of Death.
During my first shift sitting shmira with a body awaiting burial, I felt sad, guilty, anxious—and grateful
How do we teach kids that gender equality is fabulous?
Need to daven? Minyan Now tells you where
What the ultra-Orthodox campaign against smartphones as “a spiritual Holocaust” gets right about technology
Developers are creating Hitler, Stalin, and Mussolini iPhone apps that offer little more than propaganda. And Apple’s gatekeepers approve them.
Today on Tablet
From an iPhone shofar to smart Siddurs, the software company founded by twins Barry and Ronnie Schwartz dominates the Jewish app market
New iPhone app provokes ambivalence about one of our favorite hobbies
Holiday smartphone apps offer everything from a simulated candle for ferreting out hametz to a Ten Plagues noisemaker that you never knew you needed
A frigid winter, a sick dog, and an iPhone app called Pocket God prompt thoughts of John Calvin and an escape to the Caribbean. But can paradise make reality any less miserable?
A family falls under the spell of the popular iPhone game Angry Birds, which teaches players to sacrifice theirs lives to destroy the houses of unarmed enemies. What’s not to like?
Eric Molinsky is a frequent Tablet Magazine contributor
Historian Jonathan Sarna discusses the Great Emancipator’s ties to a chiropodist, military men, and other Jews
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