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
The author, publishing a new novel this week, talks about conversion, suffering, and life in Vermont
Yale’s pioneering archive of Shoah testimonies reshaped the way tragedies are remembered. But are we listening?
Whitney’s mother to Oprah: Gay is not OK. Is her prejudice any different from ours against intermarriage?
Eytan Fox’s brilliant new film Yossi makes gay love into something much more powerful
A masterful encyclopedia sums up our history and culture but raises the question of where Jewishness lies today
Satirist and media gadfly Henryk Broder attacks his countrymen’s attitudes toward Israel and Jews
A film and several books spotlight the 1970s—when the city embraced Soviet Jews, and a new world was born
The influence of Vladimir Vysotsky, who would have been 75 this week, reaches far beyond his homeland
Inheriting Abraham, by Jon Levenson, expertly dismantles the idea of the patriarch as the father of three religions
Meet the new Lincoln Square Synagogue, the first important Jewish religious building in Manhattan in four decades
Reading his last novels, I longed to dispel Roth’s gloom until I realized he wants me to just sit with it
The host of Obama’s second inaugural party, Sen. Charles Schumer, is America’s lovable Jewish Uncle Leo
Tablet Original Fiction: Broken lives collide in the shadow of the Cyclone
The Golden Globes and Oscars reward Lincoln and Django. Are slavery movies the new Holocaust flicks?
A vote to officially allow English at the Jerusalem institution is part of a longer history of Zionist concessions
‘Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Call to Transcendence,’ by Shai Held
With raunchy Auschwitz shot, naturally
You can finally blame today’s awful music on your children
Plus Red Sea-Dead Sea pipeline finally happening, and more in the news
Will European health officials take note?
Citing cost, Israeli premier ignites a firestorm among detractors
Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Shlomo Hagler sued by board members
With a little help from Tablet’s readers
New music from Britney Spears, One Direction, and more
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