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 new collection of the writer’s aggrieved nonfiction sends readers running back to his masterful fiction
‘Catch the Jew!’ is a shoddy, fantastical answer to Max Blumenthal’s ‘Goliath’
A comic book controversy reopens an ancient debate on graven images and moral responsibility
After my mother died, I made Passover just the way she did—until, drawing inspiration from Purim, I made my own tradition
For most Jews in Talmudic times, marriage was the biggest financial transaction of their lives
The bread of affliction never tasted so good, thanks to Marcy Goldman’s recipe for caramel-covered buttercrunch
Or at least kept Lou Reed from punching me at a dinner party
Children’s book illustrator Tom Seidmann-Freud—Sigmund Freud’s niece—led a short and tragic life, but her surreal, whimsical art endures
A new edition of Walter Benjamin’s early work sheds light his first reckonings with Jewishness and offers glimpses of the powerful thinker he would ultimately become
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Aberrant Marxist, heretical Jew, maverick social theorist—Walter Benjamin remains difficult to classify, but his mystique only continues to grow
A feverish love of collecting masked a family’s shameful truth: There was no money.
In Wait, poet C.K. Williams looks to literary antecedents for help in locating his Jewishness
It’s been 16 years since Menachem Schneerson’s death, but in a sense the seventh Lubavitcher Rebbe is with us more than ever
A haftorah of breaking down and sobering up
The Sabbath is but one of the Jewish contributions to the science of keeping time
How my German grandmother’s recipe became my go-to holiday dessert
A Bronx bubbe meets Elijah and a rabbi explains the irony of ‘Dayenu’
Seeks ‘justice not vengeance’ in pursuing war crimes charges against Israel
An impressively complex retelling of the biblical story—with cats
Negotiators will stay in Switzerland another day to draft an outline
‘Real Housewives’ returnee said to hire personality coach to become likeable
For inclusive storytelling, the audience is as important as the story
Has Israel’s ‘finest hour’ sown the seeds of self-destruction?
Michael Twitty puts an Ethiopian twist on an Ashkenazi standby
From Jewish troops to kosher cookies, the organization’s roots a century ago in Savannah are still evident today
Were the following statements made about the Girls creator or Iran’s Supreme Leader?
Classic and modern dishes to take your seder to the next level
Stories for Passover about slavery, freedom, family… and lice
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.