Ellen Umansky is a senior editor at Tablet Magazine.

Little Tunisia

Chef Alain Cohen brings a taste of North Africa to Los Angeles


Message in a Bottleneck

How did a self-published first novel about ritual-bath murder end up plastered on prime Philadelphia billboards?


The Rebbe’s Teachings

As Chabad opens preschools across the country, secular parents try to reconcile the movement with the classroom


How to Make It to the Promised Land

A short story explores what happens when a camp game goes horribly awry


Grave Digger

Nathan Englander unearths stories that many in Argentina would just as soon forget


Asch’s Passion

A popular Yiddish novelist strove for immortality by taking on Jesus, but it cost him his core audience and made him a marked man

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