Embarrassment. Revulsion. Outrage. Righteous defensiveness. Impatience. Visceral reactions of one Jew toward the Jewish State.
Pushing the Hippocratic Oath in service of foreign policy puts doctors on the frontlines
Labour voters forced to choose between their party and their support for Israel: Part four of Tablet’s series on anti-Semitism in the U.K.
A comic book controversy reopens an ancient debate on graven images and moral responsibility
An exhibit that is a violation of a young girl’s and a dead artist’s privacy. Or not.
In a ‘richly appointed’ debut, ‘The Empire of the Senses,’ German Jews of the 1920s live in blissful ignorance
Whether in the mess hall or on a battleship, Jewish soldiers stationed all over the world still sang the Four Questions and ate matzo
Using new tools to stimulate observance, The Kitchen offers Bay Area Jews an alternative form of community
We, too, stoned our women for infidelity. Patriarchal injustice persists in Orthodoxy. What’s a modern Talmud reader to do?
Elie Wiesel’s Night and Jerzy Kosinski’s The Painted Bird established the child’s perspective as a useful lens for confronting the Holocaust
Alfred Kazin brought out the Jew in Emerson, the mystic in sex, and the terrible beauty in community. There’s no better guide for the “social me” age.
As the great French intellectual Simone Weil understood, modern life is all about work and war. Memorial Day and Labor Day, then, are perfect opportunities to take stock of our modern condition.
Orly Castel-Bloom’s Dolly City is the most important Israeli novel of the last four decades
David Rakoff makes the case for an un-American approach to living
Did someone say ‘afikomen gift’?
Igor Kolomoisky resigns governorship following weeklong confrontation
Herberto Hélder’s writing touched on the dark, mystic, and mythological
A trip to the Holy Land could be just what the celebrity couple needs
No, this year is not a major anniversary. But we can never forget.
A dish to make this seder different from all other seders
One of Israel’s singular storytellers dies at 86
Late founding father Lee Kuan Yew looked to another young, security-focused state in 1965
Join Tablet on Thursday in New York City for drinks and decompressing
A pact with Iran sends a clear message to Arab liberals: No one will help you
Drunk Brits violently storm a synagogue in ultra-Orthodox Stamford Hill
In a new biography, Annie Cohen-Solal looks at the immigrant child who changed modern art
The Book of Esther doesn’t mention God. Robert Alter’s new translation shows that’s just one way the biblical text is unique.
Matthew Fishbane accompanied a group of would-be Jews as they made aliyah from rural India, led by an unlikely activist