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
A comedienne’s special kind of holiday cheer
A riddle for the Israeli filmmaker Amos Gitai
Tempestuous, cold, and intensely private, Elsa Morante considered herself a genius. Are others finally starting to agree?
The rise and fall of the synagogue organ
What’s it like to discover that your great-uncle was a mobster?
In the 1930s, boxing was more infused with politics than ever before
Unearthing the history of discrimination in the Ivy League
How Bee Season lost its sting on the screen. Plus: An audio interview with author Myla Goldberg.
Jacques de Lacretelle won praise when he wrote in Dreyfus’ shadow, but today his portrait of a prep-school peer looks grotesque.
Examining Maimonides with Sherwin Nuland
Pissarro’s great-grandson on the artist and his long creative dialogue with Cezanne
Faith-based acting taken to new heights
Lionel Trilling was a classicist who did not believe in creativity’s lower depths. So what did he see in Isaac Babel?
Aaron Hamburger’s Americans abroad are not so innocent
Why is Mike Leigh’s family drama less powerful than Everybody Loves Raymond?
‘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
Nalan Al Sarraj describes the devastation on the ground
An excerpt from Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish
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