After 11 years and 500 episodes, Vox Tablet signs off for good
A new biography examines the ground-breaking cases, comportment, and all-around genius of the country’s first Jewish justice
How a young woman learned the painful lesson that there are times when trying to do what’s ‘right’ can go very, very wrong
The Conservative movement’s latest siddur goes way beyond traditional liturgy
Booty-shaking new music from A-Wa, Sandaraa, and Schizophonia
Neal Gabler examines how the performer’s evolution changed the definition of femininity and Jewishness
Especially in election season, we love talking about the moral fiber (or lack thereof) of our candidates. But when it comes to ethics, no man—or woman—is an island.
In a new book, Adina Hoffman brings to life three architects who transformed the city in the days of the British Mandate
This week on Unorthodox: Trump supporters namedrop Auschwitz, plus debut novelist Jessamyn Hope and Nazi war-crimes expert Lawrence Douglas
This week on Unorthodox, ‘The Geography of Genius’ author Eric Weiner and Oxford English Dictionary editor Katherine Connor Martin
A radio documentary asks: Is there a way for women to dunk ritually that doesn’t conflict with their feminism?
This week on Unorthodox, we learn what klezmer aerobics is, plus we talk to writer Daniel Oppenheimer and essayist Roxane Gay
A handful of personalities come to mind when we think of African-American Jews. Let’s change that.
This week on Unorthodox: Word maven Lizzie Skurnick wants to know your favorite expression, and writer Bill Schulz says he inspired the worst character in ‘Trainwreck’
Golems, messiahs, tradesmen, Nazis, and townspeople converge in the story collection ‘In the Land of Armadillos’
This week on Unorthodox, Hillary’s Jewish outreach, plus Scholastic deputy general counsel Mark Seidenfeld—Harry Potter’s lawyer—and bioethicist Alice Dreger
Critic Lee Siegel explores the misanthropy that drove Groucho Marx and examines how we miss the mark on the comedic giant
An audio portrait of Luzer Twersky, just after he quit his life as a Hasid, and long before he played one in films
Featuring never-before-aired segments and memorable moments with Simon Doonan, Bat Sheva Marcus, Dave Hill, and more
In middle-century Skokie, a young Jewish boy searches for a stolen Jesus to comfort his bereft Christian girlfriend
In ‘Son of Saul,’ actor Géza Röhrig defies our every expectation of a Holocaust movie hero
Jewish competitive eater Don ‘Moses’ Lerman devours latkes on the air, Hanukkah Down Under, the best books to gift kids, and more
This week, we turn the mic around, calling listeners and reading their letters—the good, the bad, and the ugly
Cynthia Kaplan Shamash fled Iraq 40-odd years ago, when she was just a kid. Her flight foreshadowed that of young refugees fleeing Syria now. Where did she land? Where will they?
This week on Unorthodox, sex counselor Bat Sheva Marcus and Slate advice columnist Mallory Ortberg
Mimi Stillman’s new album features works inspired by upheaval in Europe and the Middle East
Marcel Proust went from dilettante to literary legend. Biographer Benjamin Taylor explains how.
James Franco’s star-studded bar mitzvah, plus Shulem Deen talks life after ultra-Orthodoxy and Wall Street Journal sports columnist Jason Gay asks about a modern-day Koufax
Israel Story is back! In this episode, we meet an Eritrean seeking refuge in Israel and an Israeli seeking purpose in Kenya.
For years, scholars dismissed the Arabic on text fragments from Cairo’s genizah as unimportant scribbling. Then along came Marina Rustow, bona fide ‘genius.’