David Strathairn stars in a new production about the Holocaust whistleblower

Every Tu B’Av, the Jewish Valentine’s Day, I was a deflated, lonely man. Then I learned how to love myself—and others.

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On Theodore Bikel’s Bukovianian Roots

A factual error—and subsequent correction—in the folk singer’s New York Times obituary raises questions about the far-too-often lumped together identities of Jewish immigrants

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Sandler vs. Samberg: Unorthodox Episode 1

Tablet’s new podcast features guests A.J. Jacobs and Elna Baker talking family reunions, Jews and Mormons, and more

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The Last of the Red Hot Mamas

A new film about Sophie Tucker is in theaters, and reason enough revisit the vaudevillian’s suggestive, sex-positive, hip-slinging songs

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For the Love of Pickles

In the heat of summer, nothing is as refreshing as a cold pickle. Just ask my kids.

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Do Torah Scholars Have the Right Not To Be Drafted by the Government?

In rabbinic Judaism, learning replaces noble birth as a source of power and status—including the power to avoid state responsibility

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How Summer Camps Should—and Shouldn’t—Observe Tisha B’Av

Stop setting things on fire and traumatizing campers. There are better and more meaningful ways to mark the holiday.

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What Information Collected by Israeli Intelligence Reveals About the Iran Talks

Over the years of negotiation, concession after concession from the West

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Israel’s Best Diplomat Offers Hope to the Entire Middle East

George Deek is an Arab in a Jewish state and Christian in a predominantly Muslim Arab world—and he recognizes that his multilayered identity is an asset

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A Guide for the Perplexed: The Iran Nuclear Agreement

Will the deal hold the Islamic Republic in check? The former under secretary of state explains and defends the most complex and important treaty this century.

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Wet Hot American Jewish Summer Camp

Unlike a lot of classic teen comedies, the original ‘Wet Hot’ and its new Netflix revival series do not wash out the Jews. Is this a good sign or bad?

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Nadav Lapid’s Genius Sees Israeli-ness as an Existential Disease

The internationally acclaimed filmmaker’s new ‘The Kindergarten Teacher’ takes Jewish insularity to terrific extremes

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What Made Alex Katz So Brand New & Terrific?

The painter’s early 1950s work is the subject of an exceptional, worth-the-detour new show in Maine