Draft Josh Malina!

The West Wing actor is the perfect candidate for the job of White House liaison to the Jewish community

Treasury’s First Orthodox Chief

Jack Lew, Obama’s pick for Treasury secretary, is the highest-ranking Orthodox Jew in U.S. government history

Have Obama and Bibi Made Up?

If the past few weeks are any guide, it looks like the open feud between Jerusalem and Washington is over

Sundown: State Dept. Raps Israel on E-1

Plus a report that Israel wanted to bomb Syria chemical stockpiles

How Orientalism Shaped Obama

The White House’s response to the anti-Islam video is proof of the enduring influence of Edward Said’s ideas

Talking to W’s Chief of Staff

At the GOP convention, Josh Bolten reminisces about introducing President Bush to shmurah matzo

When President Obama Extolled the Jews

The President turned to Nextbook Press’ author for his speech

Daybreak: Iran’s Vanishing Act

Plus General Grant returns to the White House, and more in the news

Talking Nukes With Iran

The world powers will try to persuade Iran to halt its nuclear program in talks set for this weekend. A look at what to expect from the Istanbul confab.

Joan Nathan/Bill Yosses 2016

Tablet Magazine’s food columnist teams up with Obama’s pie guy.

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