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 comic book controversy reopens an ancient debate on graven images and moral responsibility
An exhibit that is a violation of a young girl’s and a dead artist’s privacy. Or not.
In a ‘richly appointed’ debut, ‘The Empire of the Senses,’ German Jews of the 1920s live in blissful ignorance
Stories for Passover about slavery, freedom, family… and lice
Whether in the mess hall or on a battleship, Jewish soldiers stationed all over the world still sang the Four Questions and ate matzo
Using new tools to stimulate observance, The Kitchen offers Bay Area Jews an alternative form of community
The 83-year-old novelist died of bone marrow cancer Saturday
2011 National Jewish Book Awards announced
When an 81-year-old novelist sued to become the first Jew in Israel officially labeled “without religion,” he didn’t realize he would start a movement
Plus some reading for when you’re not eating
In the autobiographical novel Life on Sandpaper, Israeli author Yoram Kaniuk revisits the time he spent living among the artists and musicians of New York in the 1950s
Plus rabba deux, and more
Billie Holiday kissed and hated the Tablet contributor
Ports of call: Jews in Istanbul and Odessa; Central Europe and Flushing, Queens
Susan Sontag, in a rare turn as filmmaker, visited a traumatized Israel in 1973
Jeff Goldblum discusses his tour-de-force role in Adam Resurrected
A short story for Passover by Etgar Keret
Classic and modern dishes to take your seder to the next level
One side sees a call for peace, the other a defense of ‘genocide’
After Tom Sosnik came out as male, his rabbi created a new ceremony
Israel’s Technion students tell the story of Exodus with elaborate model
Withheld funds following PA move to join International Criminal Court
Did someone say ‘afikomen gift’?
Igor Kolomoisky resigns governorship following weeklong confrontation
Herberto Hélder’s writing touched on the dark, mystic, and mythological
A pact with Iran sends a clear message to Arab liberals: No one will help you
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.