A story of life in the Warsaw Ghetto, on Yom HaShoah
A scholar discovers a hidden text by the great American author of ‘Song of Myself.’ But can the celebrated democrat survive the politics of 21st-century academia?
Jews led—and purposefully did not lead—some of the many specialized groups that fought Vichy France and its Nazi occupiers
This May Day, a Jewish Refusenik looks back on the Spring of 1985
Robert F. Worth’s ‘A Rage for Order’ brings the broad disappointments of the Arab Spring to the human level
The new documentary ‘Eva Hesse,’ opening this week, explores the too short, too beautiful life of an art heroine
Booty-shaking new music from A-Wa, Sandaraa, and Schizophonia
On the 400th anniversary of the playwright’s death, drawing back into the light the talented woman who may have inspired some sonnets and The Merchant of Venice
Tablet Original Fiction for Passover, from the master of black humor: Evicted from Teaneck, what exodus awaits?
How Franz Werfel’s novel about the Armenian Genocide inspired the Warsaw Ghetto fighters and the Zionist resistance
The Jewish ghetto haunts sociologist Mitchell Duneier’s new history of the American one
Unorthodox heads to Silicon Valley for a live taping featuring cybercrime lawyer Eddan Katz and The League dating-app founder Amanda Bradford
Spoiler Alert: It isn’t pretty. And Meir Kahane plays a major role, as a character called the Hound.
Neal Gabler examines how the performer’s evolution changed the definition of femininity and Jewishness
One photographer asks, can architecture create a better society?
In an excerpt from Chanan Tigay’s new ‘The Lost Book of Moses,’ a historical detective tracks down what could be the original Book of Deuteronomy
It’s Unorthodox! Featuring Sex With Shakespeare author Jillian Keenan and writer and comic-book enthusiast Jeff Yang, whose son stars on ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat
Puritan restraint is fine, if you haven’t been unaccommodated and unwelcome elsewhere for centuries
A.O. Scott’s defense of considered opinions comes just as the culture needs it most
Amos Gitai’s disturbing documentary ‘Rabin, The Last Day,’ and the shaping of the real
Canadian-Israeli writer Ayelet Tsabari’s new collection of short stories, ‘The Best Place on Earth,’ turns Israeliness into a new kind of Diasporic identity
This week on Unorthodox, the Jewish Supreme Court nominee with a not very Jewish-sounding name, plus Ladino songstress Sarah Aroeste, and ACLU lawyer Gillian Thomas
Swedish journalist Göran Rosenberg’s chilling, newly translated memoir, ‘A Brief Stop on the Road From Auschwitz,’ tracks his father’s attempt to survive survival
Helen Mirren stars in the ‘flawed but riveting’ portrayal of the wrenching dilemmas of the military’s new intimate killing
For one of the founding practitioners of Israel’s cross-dressing performance art—chased out to Tel Aviv by ultra-Orthodox antipathy—Purim is just another day to do battle for her right to be her
How Western intellectuals turn themselves into the enemies of an entire class of liberal writers from Muslim backgrounds
The Book of Esther represents a turning point in Jewish history: the demonization of the Jews
In a new book, Adina Hoffman brings to life three architects who transformed the city in the days of the British Mandate
Having grown up in Berlin, legendary set designer Ken Adam had an innate feeling for the aesthetics of evil and power
Avant-garde trickmaster Charles Bernstein’s mass appeal is evident in his new collection of essays, ‘Pitch of Poetry’