In the final part of Tablet’s series on French anti-Semitism, echoes and paradoxes of a gruesome murder
Steven Salaita’s case isn’t about free speech. It’s about common sense, and the rightful consequences of bigotry and violence.
Why ‘Islamophobia’ in Europe cannot be equated with anti-Semitism, either in nature or degree
A live-action role-playing game set up a scenario with ‘inmates’ and a ‘furnace.’ What could go wrong?
From Black Rock City to the Negev Desert, the sandy camping trip comes to the Middle East
Karl Stern, Canadian psychiatrist and writer, was in his day a famous Catholic convert. Why has he been forgotten?
‘Let the Celebrations Begin,’ an acclaimed and controversial Australian children’s book, raises questions about Holocaust education
Jewish grandma Isadora Alman pioneered the American sex-advice column, then found her work obsolete.
Talmudic rabbis debate professional eulogizers, trying to strike a balance between the holy and the mundane
Punk rocker George Tabb reconnects with his rage in a memoir exposing the dark underbelly of the Connecticut suburbs.
What is the machine that seems to cause book reviewers to swoon over one short story collection and practically ignore another?
Celebrities and trendwatchers have an eye out for T-shirts that play on Jewish identity. Are they celebrating an era of acceptance or anxiety?
For Margo Rabb, college in Indiana brought on culture shock. Now the young adult novelist strikes back with two teen detectives from Queens.
Sholem Aleichem’s fame rescued his family from war-torn Odessa. His granddaughter went back to gaze at her “jewel on the sea.”
A dozen years ago, critics saw Donald Margulies bring a Philip Roth character to the stage. Some scenes have aged better than others.
Sometimes mistaken for an Israeli, novelist Danzy Senna crafts biracial heroines who try on and shrug off cloaks of identity
A critic lambasts Tony Kushner as a self-loathing Jew for Caroline, or Change
Jonathan Goldstein riffs on his Hebrew name, gifted students, space aliens, and other things he thinks you should know about him.
The Jewish Museum avoids making Modigliani into his generation’s Jim Morrison, but does it paint itself into a corner with another cliché?
While most of his peers associate their heritage only with suffering, G
A dubious portrait of Shostakovich as dissident has been debunked, but motifs in his work underscore his discord with Soviet power.
When Walter Abish wrote about Germany sight unseen, critics tried to explain him. Does his memoir make him any easier to read?
As Europe wrestles with the preamble to its constitution, Joseph Weiler is fighting for an acknowledgement of the continent’s Christian past.
Ten years after Jerry Seinfeld got caught necking during Schindler’s List, reverence for the Holocaust still makes Larry David squirm
Area designated ‘state land,’ paving the way for major settlement construction
Nazi leader’s former residence in Austria will be a ‘House of Responsibility’
CEO says boycott threats aren’t the reason behind potential factory move
Two teens behind suicide bomb plot part of ‘network of young Islamists’
There were more than 40 events this year celebrating Jewish culture
Two-night television series premieres Labor Day on the History channel
Hillel the Elder’s 2,000-year-old rabbinic quote is basically the new YOLO
How Maimonides explains the Hello Kitty controversy
Israeli police rule out criminality in death of 23-year-old last seen hiking
Some people lean on neighbors for a cup of sugar. The Fruchters, of Memphis, Tennessee, needed theirs to help them keep the Sabbath.
Forging ancient artifacts, procuring army sick passes, and pretending to be normal after a traumatic brain injury
After making a splash back home, the creators of the Hebrew-language program are launching an English version on Vox Tablet