Thanks to the Internet, Jerusalem seems closer than ever—but thanks to her government’s policy, remains out of reach
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
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
An ancient principle of Judaism, debated at length in the Oral Law, is that it is a sin to count Jews—or is it?
My family’s history gave me a pedigree as a Jewish New Yorker—until a visit revealed how quickly the past disappeared
When I got married, my sheitel was a symbol of my wedding vows and my Orthodoxy. Then it became a symbol of my discontent.
You may think you know where this column is going. You’d be wrong.
A century after the last blood libel trial, the idea that Jews drink Christian vital fluid is still alive and well
Helene Wecker’s new The Golem and the Jinni reads like When Harry Met Sally, if Harry and Sally were beasts
Playwright Joshua Sobol brings the composer to life on the Vienna stage but can’t bring him home to Tel Aviv
The philanthropist’s sale of his extensive personal Judaica keeps Jewish culture in the limelight
Some historians see the best-selling writer’s new novel The Storyteller as trash. Here’s why they are wrong.
A writer considers the fictions of religious identity—in life and on the page
A guided tour of Polish Jewry’s greatest treasure, once buried in the rubble of Warsaw
Zygmunt Miłoszewski plumbs the country’s painful past in his best-selling thrillers
How Chava Rosenfarb survived the Lodz ghetto to write a masterpiece about the experience
My relative wrote one of the Shoah’s most revealing documents. Why doesn’t anyone know of it?
Did Zosa Szajkowski save precious documents from the Nazis, or did he steal the cultural patrimony of French Jews?
Photographer Łukasz Baksik hunts repurposed matzevot, burial markers turned cornerstones and cobbles
In a public debate over a controversial new Holocaust film, Poland faces up to a complicated past
The quixotic quest to read meaning in the patterns of a bizarre manuscript that has bedeviled scholars for years
My night with Kanye West and 20,000 other believers
‘Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Call to Transcendence,’ by Shai Held
With raunchy Auschwitz shot, naturally
You can finally blame today’s awful music on your children
Plus Red Sea-Dead Sea pipeline finally happening, and more in the news
Will European health officials take note?
Citing cost, Israeli premier ignites a firestorm among detractors
Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Shlomo Hagler sued by board members
With a little help from Tablet’s readers
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