The left is bitterly divided about whether lawmakers should be allowed to keep their sexual orientation private
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
‘This is a report on a library trip to Israel from a bookish girl who is now a bookish old lady’
The turbulent private—and public—affairs of a titanic figure in American Jewish intellectual life
A conversation with the former dissident and public intellectual, about the ‘Polish mentality,’ anti-Semitism, and ‘wearing Jewish glasses’
My uncle, godfather of the Jewish singles business, created a Christmas Eve tradition
Washington-area Sephardic Jews share traditional foods and converse in the disappearing language of their ancestors
Video: Grab the schmaltz, and don’t skimp on the onions when you’re making this uniquely Jewish dish
Shimon Peres, Israel’s president, has written a new Nextbook Press biography of David Ben-Gurion, its first prime minster and his mentor
As the Statue of Liberty turns 125, talking to statue-bound tourists about Emma Lazarus, the poet whose sonnet is inscribed in its base
Evonne Marzouk, the Orthodox co-founder of a Jewish environmental group, insists the Torah holds us responsible for the earth’s well-being
Yoshie Fruchter and his band, Pitom, delve into repentance on the new album Blasphemy and Other Serious Crimes, a jazz-metal take on confession
Until the widow of Yiddish writer Chaim Grade died last year, his archive was kept locked away in their stuffed apartment. Now it’s up for grabs.
Lucette Lagnado’s first memoir was dominated by her colorful father. In The Arrogant Years, she plumbs the heartbreaking life of her mother.
French singer and icon Serge Gainsbourg—once reviled and now beloved—is the subject of Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life, the first feature film from Joann Sfar, creator of the Rabbi’s Cat comic book
Hypochondria, long fodder for Jewish comedy, has real and debilitating costs for people suffering from it, their families and friends, and a healthcare system straining to treat them
For generations, Alicia Oltuski’s family has traded diamonds. In Precious Objects: A Story of Diamonds, Family, and a Way of Life, she examines her family’s history—and the diamond district’s.
Zero Mostel, Emma Goldman, and George Gershwin all worked on the stretch of Manhattan’s West 28th Street once known as Tin Pan Alley. Now it’s Tablet Magazine’s home, too, so let’s explore the neighborhood.
Pawel Pawlikowski’s bracing film up for Foreign Language Academy Award
Claim: The former American Apparel CEO “has 100k to his name”
For a Jewish convert, how much Christmas is too much?
The latest sign of deepening ties under India’s new prime minister
Climate change imperils a Jewish tradition
Tomer Kep explores his unusual legacy through haunting images
The story behind the massive Hanukkiah atop a Fifth Avenue building
The NBA’s second Israeli player is left without a team once again
Obama closes legislative loophole, ending controversial longtime practice
Farewell to my beloved magazine, my old and treasured home
Recognizing North Korea's very real threat, Sony had to axe The Interview
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