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.
Plus the are-sanctions-working debate, and more in the news
Rand, senator from Kentucky, wants anti-war clarification attached to bill
Plus new Iran negotiations on horizon, and more in the news
Plus Israel takes credit for further sanctions, and more in the news
The world’s largest democracy is now the second-largest purchaser of Iranian crude. Why is the West standing by as India exploits sanctions?
Plus sanctions cause India to stop buying Iranian oil, and more in the news
The White House has put the squeeze on Iran with a serious sanctions regime in the past few months. But for Israel, it may be too little, too late.
U.S. and Israeli officials disagree over timeline, responses
The Israeli leadership is at war with itself over Iran: In one corner, Bibi Netanyahu and Ehud Barak. In the other, former Mossad chief Meir Dagan.
Plus new inspections and new sanctions, and more in the news
The innovative neuroscientist discusses how the Holocaust, famine, and other catastrophic experiences can affect our DNA
A plant-based recipe for a healthy and meaningful Hanukkah
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