Allison Hoffman

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

Heavy Burden

A new documentary discusses the legacy of a Nazi filmmaker with his heirs

One Woman’s Junk is Everyone’s Junk

This week on ‘Millionaire Matchmaker’

Brooklyn Rabbi Accused of Extortion

Balkany wanted $4M, leniency for hedge fund, Agriprocessors prisoners

‘Millionaire Matchmaker’: Prince vs. Douchebag

But which is which?

Fellas: Heed the Millionaire Matchmaker

Daughter of professional Jewish yenta dispenses advice on Bravo

Sympathy Pains

A new French film examines a case of philo-Semitism gone terribly awry

Among Friends

Leib Tropper spent his way into the rabbinic elite—and, even after his fall, those other rabbis are unwilling to condemn him

Prodigal Son

A look at Guma Aguiar, who with his uncle bankrolled a New York rabbi trying to control the standards for conversion to Judaism

Con Game

How a New York rabbi tried to remake the rules on converting to Judaism, until a sex tape—and a family feud between his wealthy backers—brought him down

Administration Rebukes Its Anti-Semitism Envoy

Rosenthal, former J Street advisor, tell us she’s still packing for D.C.

Uproar Over Holocaust Pope’s Road to Sainthood

But at least Benedict’s been to Yad Vashem!

House Passes Symbolic Iran Sanctions Bill

Why nothing has happened and everybody has won

On the Cheap

How two middle class civil servants amassed a world class art collection

Economist Paul Samuelson Dead at 94

“Smart, Jewish Keynesian” somehow succeeded

Agudath Israel Sends the White House Hanukkah Cheer

Orthodox group’s head meets with, praises adviser Axelrod

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