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
Regina Spektor’s new album finds the human in the divine
Duo opens new chapter in the history of black-Jewish collaboration
A klezmer musician turns her grandmother’s FBI files into musical theater
An introduction to the beguiling melodies of maftirim
Musical stage acts with soul
Joshua Nelson’s Kosher Gospel is music for the times
Novelty music walks the fine line between schlock and hilarity
Jordi Savall believes the music of the Sephardic diaspora can help save the world
Religious origins make for some tantalizing tunes
Bringing traditional music into the club, and pop sounds into the chapel
Musical know-it-alls talk the talk, but can they walk the walk?
Robert Pinsky’s poetry gets a rhythm section
The polarizing power of Leonard Cohen’s classic song
Annette Ezekiel Kogan tells all about punk-klezmer band Golem’s latest album
Translating musical styles
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
San Diego Chargers commentator will sit next game out after ‘cheap’ joke
Leading Reform rabbi cites newspaper’s one-sided coverage of Gaza war
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