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.
In Arafat’s shadow, he died holding an olive branch, after a long struggle for control of the Palestinian national movement
Because they want the same things that teenage boys want: a strong sense of meaning and purpose
Who is to blame for the spectacle of black-uniformed holy warriors conducting human sacrifices?
Who inspired the alleged Boston marathon bombers to find meaning in the most violent forms of madness?
Inheriting Abraham, by Jon Levenson, expertly dismantles the idea of the patriarch as the father of three religions
Saudi charities fund terrorists and their families—including Hamas’ late military chief Ahmed Jabari
The ‘Times’ likes Lee Smith’s ‘A Strong Horse’
The innovative neuroscientist discusses how the Holocaust, famine, and other catastrophic experiences can affect our DNA
The April decision was reported this week by the Harvard Crimson
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