The Rock Star’s Guide to Eating, Praying, and Loving in the High Security State of Israel

Why Justin Bieber, Elton John, Madonna, and, yes, Alicia Keys, love to play Tel Aviv—and why Israel loves them back

How Lakewood, N.J., Is Redefining What It Means To Be Orthodox in America

Seventy years ago, Rabbi Aharon Kotler built an enduring community of yeshiva scholars by making peace with capitalism

91-Year-Old Yiddish Rock Star

A visit with Arkady Gendler, the last link to the living roots of Yiddish culture, on the eve of a new album

Meet the Jerusalem Old City Basketball Legend Known as Issa 6

In search of an Old City street-ball legend whose hoop dreams were as knotted as the Holy Land

The Book Thief: How Stolen Nazi Documents Made Their Way to American Jewish Archives

Did Zosa Szajkowski save precious documents from the Nazis, or did he steal the cultural patrimony of French Jews?

Cracking the Voynich Code

The quixotic quest to read meaning in the patterns of a bizarre manuscript that has bedeviled scholars for years

The Curator of Joy and Ashes

How ethnographer Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett became the keeper of Poland’s Jewish heritage

Excerpt: Solomon’s Island

The Internet says the Lost Temple of Israel is hidden in the South Pacific. A reporter went to investigate.

My Hunt for Solomon’s Temple

The Internet says the ruins of the First Temple are in the South Pacific. Matthew Fishbane went to find them.

Fathers

Tablet Original Fiction: A father and son go to Germany after the Holocaust to adopt a Jewish child

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