The lingering effects of his massive Ponzi scheme on a century-old youth group, a Boston philanthropist, and small investors
The Tattler: So what if Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer revive the Von Trapps? Is that so wrong?
The country and the world came to a standstill then. Can his death inspire a similar momentum for change?
On the 26th anniversary of Freedom Sunday, a photographer uses objects to look at the immigrant experience
Egyptian playwright Ali Salem and others are marginalized at home and in the Western media, but they are political pioneers
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
An ambitious new park is set to transform the dilapidated neighborhood that was once the Russian capital’s first Jewish quarter
Does a rock in New Mexico show the Ten Commandments in ancient Hebrew? Harvard professor says yes.
Backed by music exec Jeff Ayeroff, composer Hillel Tigay tries to recreate the sounds of the ancient Temple
Art historian Miriam Katz wants to bring stand-up comedy into the serious world of galleries and museums
Alexander Stille never stopped investigating his parents, as shown by his new memoir about his World War II heritage
Billy Crystal is long gone, but the Academy Awards medley need not be! The Tattler sings of 2012’s best films.
What if Lincoln, Life of Pi, and other Academy Award-nominated films got sequels starring Jewish characters?
Before Schindler’s List, an L.A. studio boss saved hundreds of Jews from the Holocaust. Why was he alone?
The comedian’s sister’s protest of gender inequality at the Western Wall makes a case for holiness, not against
Tablet Fiction: a haunting tale of sexual abuse among the Orthodox
An exhilarating new intellectual history argues that anti-Judaism is at the heart of Western culture
Zero Dark Thirty and the Israeli documentary The Gatekeepers are up for Academy Awards. Only one should win.
Meet the genius Jewish rapper from Queens who isn’t up for a Grammy, but should be, and will be
Jews flocked to retreats like Marienbad, but what couldn’t be healed was Europe’s anti-Semitism
A gripping new history of Flavius Josephus portrays a Roman Jewish writer forever wrestling with his identity
The author, publishing a new novel this week, talks about conversion, suffering, and life in Vermont
Legendary South African leader fought for racial equality and peaceful resistance
Happy Hanukkah from Sicily, Italy
A round-up of things we wish weren’t rounding up
Plus Kerry offers security proposal to Netanyahu, and more in the news
On the tricky logic of assigning guilt
Troubling policy departure is a misguided response to NSA spying revelations
If there are moral victories to be had, a vote for Lou Reed is one of them
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Former Miss Israel cast as superhero in upcoming Batman vs. Superman flick
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