A new book shows how Austrian Chancellor Bruno Kreisky was the ancestor of the Jews who now serve in the hate-Israel movement
How did Mohamed Merah happen? In the third of a five-part series on anti-Semitism in France, the roots of the Toulouse gunman.
‘You do not have the right to invoke my people’s struggle for your shoddy purposes’
With the No. 1 album in America, the parodist proves yet again the full depth of his genius
Tablet Original Fiction: Angela loves Paul loves Claire loves Adam loves Angela
Richard Linklater’s Boyhood is the best film of 2014, and one of the least Jewish movies ever made
For two weeks at Camp Simcha every summer, campers aren’t kids with cancer or kids with cerebral palsy. They’re just kids.
Antic embellishments, like Esther being good in bed, help Talmudic rabbis to more fully explicate the text’s divine meaning
Irving Finkel, an expert on ancient Mesopotamia, decodes a Babylonian tablet and traces its path to the Book of Genesis
Pearl Buck breathes life into a disappearing Chinese community
The surprising alliance at the heart of John Oliver Killens
A memoirist recalls what came after the thriving Baghdad of his youth
Yasmin Levy brings fire to traditional Ladino music
Where have all Bernard Malamud’s readers gone?
Elisa Albert talks about her first novel—a coming-of-death tragicomedy
How William Steig’s inner turmoil changed him
A documentary dares to examine fundamentalist Christians in a nuanced light
Philippe Grimbert pretended he had an older sibling. The macabre reality was not far off.
Gregorian chant meets Judeo-Iraqi songs of prayer in Miami
Moving from translation into fiction, Evan Fallenberg conjures an unlikely romance
What does “Diasporist” art look like? R.B. Kitaj tried to show us.
Israelis debate end goals of the campaign
Norman Finkelstein, Benjamin Kunkel, Corey Robin among those arrested
‘Schindler’s List’ is a story of redemption—for both the film’s protagonist and its director
And why reporters won’t talk about it
Synagogue and Jewish cars defaced with ‘Hamas’ graffiti
We decided to start sleep training my son, and then the war broke out
Hopes for a ceasefire quashed by renewed hostilities
Chabad crashes Comic-Con
New York, NYRB and Andrew Sullivan promulgate problematic claim
How one shy, whistle-blowing intern in an Amsterdam archive uncovered a travesty that insulted a decimated community
Two economists argue that literacy, not laws forbidding land ownership, created a small, widely dispersed and highly skilled minority