Innocent people shouldn’t fear walking down the street, whatever their faith—and everyone must push back against the madness
The lingering effects of his massive Ponzi scheme on a century-old youth group, a Boston philanthropist, and small investors
The country and the world came to a standstill then. Can his death inspire a similar momentum for change?
Abel Meeropol’s ‘Strange Fruit’ gets remixed into Yeezus in a manner worthy of its creator, for song of the year
The Tattler: So what if Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer revive the Von Trapps? Is that so wrong?
On the 26th anniversary of Freedom Sunday, a photographer uses objects to look at the immigrant experience
The activist behind those anti-Christmas billboards says Judaism is incompatible with the views of nonbelievers—like himself
Enough already with blasting shopping as soulless: Jewish tradition is nothing if not a defense of commerce
Even though it’s just a few blocks from our home, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum gave my girls a chance to time-travel
Norman Mailer brings out the evil in all of us
The leading Palestinian hip-hop group finds an unlikely fan base
In Romain Gary’s family, invention was the necessity of mother and son
In Lore Segal’s fiction, no one is innocent
Cabaret-punk band Barbez pays tribute to Paul Celan
In Philip Roth’s new novel, an aging Zuckerman faces a youthful nemesis
Ronen Kadushin’s latest venture may revolutionize the design world
What happens when 100 klezmer musicians from around the world gather for a photo op?
A journalist unearths a book on Palestine—and his grandfather’s secret history
Hanoch Levin’s characters live in one promised land
Night of the Living Jews is not just another Hasidic zombie movie
Shalom Auslander reads from his new memoir—and waits for calamity to strike
The short story that became The Heartbreak Kid
The remake of The Heartbreak Kid favors bawdiness over sharp-edged satire
What happens to a writer when Hollywood calls?
With a little help from Tablet’s readers
New music from Britney Spears, One Direction, and more
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Before concessions on borders, Israel demands its safety be guaranteed
How the new structure advances the debate over prayer at the Western Wall
Legendary South African leader fought for racial equality and peaceful resistance
Happy Hanukkah from Palermo, Sicily
Does sexually graphic material help Jewish continuity? ‘Unclean Lips’ argues for the unseemliness of Bruce, Roth, and their ilk.
The composer of the beloved Hanukkah song ‘Ocho Kandelikas’ shares stories and melodies from her past