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
A guide to what will probably happen
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
Daphne Merkin talks about orphaned dolls, Swedish mattresses, and her ragbag of luminous essays
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.
The first day brings sound and fury, but signifying what?
Asher Lopatin succeeds Avi Weiss at an influential seminary, offering a pluralistic version of Orthodoxy
The Jewish Primary Day School is now the place to be for the kids of Washington’s politically connected Jews
Plus Jack Lew gets confirmed as Treasury Secretary
Jack Lew, Obama’s nominee for Treasury Secretary, faces tough questions
Washington’s restaurant scene may be booming, but D.C. still isn’t a capital place to find good kosher eats
Jack Lew, Obama’s pick for Treasury secretary, is the highest-ranking Orthodox Jew in U.S. government history
Plus Jack Lew to be named Treasury Secretary tomorrow
Plus Jack Lew to be named treasury secretary?
Twenty-five years ago today, a rally of 250,000 people changed the fate of Jews worldwide. An oral history.
Conservative movement leader was known for synagogue innovation
Recognizing North Korea’s very real threat, Sony had to axe The Interview
Menorah lighting and blessings punctuate rally for social justice
The April decision was reported this week by the Harvard Crimson
Constitutional Court rules that ban violates religious freedom
This Hanukkah, try a sparkling white wine with your potato pancakes
New York City’s iconic Cafe Edison to serve its last meal Sunday night
Eliot Glazer’s golden-dusted chocolate confections actually look pretty good
American contractor was detained in December 2009
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