Rose Kaplan is an intern at Tablet.
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Before Its Destruction: Jobar Synagogue in Syria

An organization called Diarna has created an online ‘geo-museum’ where visitors can explore historical Jewish sites in the Middle East and North Africa that no longer exist

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Sholem Aleichem’s Work Continues to Inspire

Though he died 100 years ago, Sholem Aleichem’s creations live on in many ways

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Rukhl Schaechter Leads ‘Forverts’ Into the Digital Age

As the new editor of the 119-year-old Yiddish newspaper, Rukhl Schaechter looks to connect with a broader readership

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Learn, Practice, and Perfect Your Hebrew: Talking the Talk in Israel

The StreetWise podcast from TLV1 in Israel can help you use Hebrew to celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut

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Learn, Practice, and Perfect Your Hebrew: Talking About the Holocaust

The StreetWise podcast from TLV1 in Israel tells us how the word ‘sho’a’ is being used in a number of contexts

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Study Claims Yiddish Originated in Turkey

The messy, ideological battle over the beginnings of the Yiddish language continues in the academe

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Learn, Practice, and Perfect Your Hebrew: What’s Kosher?

The StreetWise podcast from TLV1 in Israel can help you use Hebrew to express what’s kosher, dodgy, and fit

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Museum Aims to Digitize Jewish Music Archive

Tel Aviv’s Beit Hatfutsot-Museum of the Jewish People has launched an ambitious crowdfunding campaign to bring its Jewish music collection into the digital age

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Lisa Leff’s ‘The Archive Thief,’ First Glimpsed as a Tablet Feature, Wins 2016 Sami Rohr Prize

The American University professor’s research on a morally-compromised collector of Judaica picked up the prestigious award this week

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Learn, Practice, and Perfect Your Hebrew: Casting a Vote

The StreetWise podcast from TLV1 in Israel can help you use Hebrew to vote with your finger

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Abayudaya Jews of Uganda Now Officially Recognized by Jewish Agency

But will Uganda’s Abayudaya Jews, most of whom converted before 2009, be able to immigrate to Israel under the Law of Return?

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Learn, Practice, and Perfect Your Hebrew: Coffee, Coffee, Coffee

The StreetWise podcast from TLV1 in Israel can help you use Hebrew to get properly caffeinated

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Love, Forged in Cuba

The film ‘It Happened in Havana’ tells the story of a Jewish couple’s courtship in Cuba during the start of World War II

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Get Your Summer On at These Yiddish Festivals

It’s time to break out the fiddles and accordians, and lace up your dancing shoes

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Museums Plan to Exhibit Art from Gurlitt’s Nazi-Era Trove

The museums in Germany and Switzerland intend to display portions of the collection—1,500 works worth an estimated $1 billion—to find clues about their unknown provenance

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Learn, Practice, and Perfect Your Hebrew: To Die For

The StreetWise podcast from TLV1 in Israel can help you use Hebrew to properly talk about happiness with death-related terms

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Thin Mints Are Now Pareve 

Go ahead, eat a Thin Mint after you’ve finished that helzel

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Learn, Practice, and Perfect Your Hebrew: That’s a Bummer

The StreetWise podcast from TLV1 in Israel can help you use your Hebrew to talk about being bummed out, annoyed, and pissed off

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Learn, Practice, and Perfect Your Hebrew: ‘I Don’t Know’

The StreetWise podcast from TLV1 in Israel can help you use your Hebrew to communicate what you do and do not know

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High-Flying NBA Journeyman Nate Robinson Bringing His Talents to Israel

Members of the Israeli basketball club Hapoel Tel Aviv were amped when Robinson, who was known in the NBA for his instant offense, arrived at Ben Gurion airport

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Learn, Practice, and Perfect Your Hebrew: Crazy, Crazy, Crazy

The StreetWise podcast from TLV1 in Israel can help you use your Hebrew to properly talk about the many definitions of craziness

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Learn, Practice, and Perfect Your Hebrew: Weary, Bleary-Eyed, and Spent

The StreetWise podcast from TLV1 in Israel can help you use Hebrew to talk about how utterly exhausted you are

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On Sendak’s Childhood and the Inspiration for ‘Where the Wild Things Are’

A new book about writers’ relationships to death provides insight into the acclaimed illustrator’s life

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Report: Some Jews, Mostly Men, Are Very, Very Wealthy

Forbes recently published its annual list of the world’s billionaires, and 11 of the top 50 are Jewish. Yada, yada, yada.

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Torah Scroll From 13th Century Is Restored and Returned to Italian Synagogue

The scroll from Biella, Italy, is believed to be the oldest still in use

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Colbert Starts a New ‘Tradition’

The ‘Late Night’ host went into full ‘Fiddler’ mode in a clever sketch Tuesday night

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Learn, Practice, and Perfect Your Hebrew: Navigating Recorded Menus, Not Humans

The StreetWise podcast from TLV1 in Israel can help you use Hebrew to navigate those buggy recorded menus, or automated answering services

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After the Death of a Treblinka Revolt Survivor, Honoring Another Still Among Us

Update: Leon “Poldek” Rytz is the Treblinka Revolt’s Last Survivor

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Learn, Practice, and Perfect Your Hebrew: ‘Yalla!’

Let the StreetWise podcast from TLV1 in Israel help you use Hebrew to motivate your friends, root for your favorite team, and tell your loved one to scram!

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This Valentine’s Day, Serenade in Your Lover in Yiddish

Four poems capable of melting even the coldest of hearts

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