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
I’m engaged to a non-Jew. We plan to build a Jewish family, even if it won’t look exactly like the one I grew up in.
The Talmud tells parents to teach our kids to swim. The Olympic champ and reality TV star makes that easier.
The Holocaust destroyed Plock’s Jewish community. But the exodus started decades earlier, after World War I.
By avoiding authoritative rulings in favor of nuanced debate with the ideas of the past, the Oral Law refuses to simplify
The Torah tells us to put a blue thread on our tzitzit. Why has it taken 1,300 years to figure out how?
After a decade in Tel Aviv, European-trained baker Uri Scheft brings his Breads to Manhattan
As our Talmud column returns, debates over Oral Law range from the existential to the mundane
As we rush to file our taxes, parents should take a moment to teach kids about money—and Jewish ethics
The commemorative day is confusing and arbitrary. Let’s find a more meaningful alternative.
Blossom director Zane Buzby offers financial support to a group of tragically overlooked Holocaust survivors
Thanks to the patchwork of laws about same-sex marriage, I got trapped in legal limbo when I wanted a divorce
The Jewish Primary Day School is now the place to be for the kids of Washington’s politically connected Jews
When I caught a foul ball at a baseball game, I felt the divine presence—and it changed my whole life
Seven months into a seven-and-a-half-year study cycle, book critic Adam Kirsch is hooked—and flummoxed
Beards are having their pop cultural moment, but Jews have always known the value of a furry face
With a little help from Tablet’s readers
New music from Britney Spears, One Direction, and more
The Rockets small forward is also having a breakout NBA season
The Friday Review of Books
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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