The Hills Are Alive, Not Dead, With NBC’s Live ‘Sound of Music’

The Tattler: So what if Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer revive the Von Trapps? Is that so wrong?

The Things Refuseniks Carried Out of the Soviet Union

On the 26th anniversary of Freedom Sunday, a photographer uses objects to look at the immigrant experience

The Muslim World’s Intellectual Refuseniks Offer Enlightened Views on Islam and Israel

Egyptian playwright Ali Salem and others are marginalized at home and in the Western media, but they are political pioneers

Tablet Original Fiction: Light

Tablet Original Fiction: For Alexander Gruen, there are no real Jews left in the world, only holes—and fire

Four-Letter Words: Why Jews Have Led the Making and Defense of Obscenity in America

Does sexually graphic material help Jewish continuity? ‘Unclean Lips’ argues for the unseemliness of Bruce, Roth, and their ilk.

Thanksgivukkah Was Made for a Jewish Rapping Sous Chef From Queens

Action Bronson and his celebratory one-man carnival make the new ‘Blue Chips 2’ tasty ear-stuffing

One of the Most Remarkable Books About the Holocaust Was Just Published

In Slavko Goldstein’s newly translated ‘1941,’ Nazi-backed fascists tear through the Balkans. Yugoslavia never recovered.

Sephardic Singer Flory Jagoda Keeps the Music of Her Prewar Bosnian Childhood Alive

The composer of the beloved Hanukkah song ‘Ocho Kandelikas’ shares stories and melodies from her past

People’s Sexiest Man Alive Is Adam Levine. Good for the Jews? Hint: No.

The Tattler: Out of the thousands of perfectly nice Adam Levines out there, they had to pick that one

Coen Bros. Torture Another Schlemiel While Imagining They Are Dylan’s True Heirs

‘Inside Llewyn Davis,’ opening December 6, pits the existential victim against the very possibility of Jewish success

Potty-Mouthed Queen of the Jews, Sarah Silverman Does Something Special on HBO

The intimate, obscene, lovable, fearless stand-up of ‘We Are Miracles’ shows the comedian at her sweet, shameless best

Papers, Please: A Video Game With No Shootouts or Theft—Only the Banality of Evil

New indie hit has players make life-and-death decisions with nothing more than a desk and a set of stamps

Alberto Manguel and the Library of Babel

The Argentinian-born man of letters, cosmopolitan defender of books and reading, is exiled to a world of his own making

Why the Germans Haven’t Returned $1 Billion Worth of Nazi-Looted Paintings

Munich authorities seem more interested in protecting an art dealer than in returning stolen works to their rightful heirs

Famous People’s Reflections on Being Jewish, Now Rendered on Stage, in Song

Interviews with Sarah Jessica Parker, Tony Kushner, Leonard Nimoy, and others provide material for an affecting new show

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