Why my sisters can’t think straight about Israel
A guide to what will probably happen
In Arafat’s shadow, he died holding an olive branch, after a long struggle for control of the Palestinian national movement
Daphne Merkin talks about orphaned dolls, Swedish mattresses, and her ragbag of luminous essays
The Old Master of documentary film talks about tantrums at London’s National Gallery, his curiosity, and his love of janitors
Victor Pinchuk was awarded the Sheptytsky Medal at the Kiev Hilton, uniting Bernard-Henri Lévy, rabbis, presidents, glitterati
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
One grandfather gave lavish Hanukkah gifts, the other single dollar bills. The reasons stretch back to the Old Country.
Urged audience not to overlook Israel’s security needs in the quest for peace
Just weeks after the group, unlike AIPAC, wouldn’t support a Syria strike
Proof of peace process or proof of it not being an election year?
City Councilman Brad Lander’s coalition includes Hasids and J Streeters—but can he move beyond Brooklyn?
Six prominent thinkers and activists make their case—and their answers may surprise you
A bruising election keeps bruising
I’ve taught my children to love Israel. This summer, I tried to start a more complicated conversation.
As Dianne Feinstein accepts its endorsement, the liberal Israel advocacy group gets the gravitas it craves
J Street’s Ben-Ami questions ECI’s ‘substantive objections’
Plus $100k up for grabs! and more in the news
The innovative neuroscientist discusses how the Holocaust, famine, and other catastrophic experiences can affect our DNA
From chicken fritters to honey-drizzled fried dough, a Moroccan menu gives the holiday a unique flavor
Great Hanukkah gifts about subjects ranging from civil rights to jazz, Torah to immigration, goofy frogs to spooky goblins
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
The genius behind ‘All in the Family,’ ‘The Jeffersons,’ and other barrier-breaking TV shows talks about his childhood and career