Allison Hoffman

Allison Hoffman is a senior editor at Tablet Magazine. Her Twitter feed is @allisont_dc.

New York’s New Firebrand Rabbi

For Sharon Kleinbaum—friend of Christine Quinn, partner to Randi Weingarten—the personal is political

The New ‘Morethodox’ Rabbi

Asher Lopatin succeeds Avi Weiss at an influential seminary, offering a pluralistic version of Orthodoxy

Holiday Haircuts Give Hope

Haircuts are a Lag b’Omer tradition. Some have turned this Jewish custom into a way to help needy kids.

Sundown: Boston Shuls Cancel Shabbat Services

Plus everything you need to know about Chechens

‘It’s Quiet Here’

Writer Anita Diamant on the manhunt in her neighborhood

Daybreak: Boston on Lockdown

Police on manhunt for Chechen teenager suspected in marathon bombing

Sundown: ‘We Will Keep Going’

President addresses Boston memorial, anti-Semites push conspiracy theories

Dennis Johnson Says It’s OK If People ‘Try To Jew Me Down’

Immediately apologizes, saying he thought it was a compliment

Daybreak: Obama Failing on Iran, Israel, Guns

But here’s Cynthia Ozick on the Belieber question

Sundown: Boston Suspect Caught on Camera

And Anne Frank’s stepsister says she would have been a Belieber

Sundown: No Suspects in Boston Attacks

And a 16-year-old yeshiva student in Long Island chose today to make a bomb threat

De Blasio Staffer Outed as ‘Hyman Doodlesack’

Offered resignation after NY Post revealed anti-Semitic tweets

Daybreak: FBI Investigating Boston Attack

Eight-year-old victim identified as Martin Richard, of Dorchester.

The Curator of Joy and Ashes

How ethnographer Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett became the keeper of Poland’s Jewish heritage

Brooklyn’s Unofficial Mayor

City Councilman Brad Lander’s coalition includes Hasids and J Streeters—but can he move beyond Brooklyn?

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