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
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?
In the movie ‘Kicking Out Shoshana,’ a popular athlete pretends to be gay. The result is both funny and surprisingly meaningful.
‘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
In Family Law, the Argentine director Daniel Burman returns to the relationship he knows best
Philip Roth and Bruce Jay Friedman were rising stars in the 1960s. Roth became part of the canon. Friedman became “that guy who wrote Splash.”
A new film reinvents Queen Esther as the very first Bachelorette
Fishnets and fingerless gloves at a Pittsburgh casting call as Michael Chabon’s first novel heads to the screen
What happens when a Wyatt Earp wannabe goes astray in the Valley
Journeyman actor Bernard Rachelle gets his big break, and a chance to improv with Denzel, in The Inside Man
Transamerica’s heroine finds herself negotiating a number of identities
Long before Brokeback, John Schlesinger zoomed in on closeted heartbreak. Plus: An audio interview with Ian Buruma
Dani Levy on his groundbreaking comedy that swept the German Oscars
A picture of post-Soviet provincial life, both Jewish and gentile
Tiffany Shlain reaches back to the Pleistocene era to explain assimilation in America
A riddle for the Israeli filmmaker Amos Gitai
How Bee Season lost its sting on the screen. Plus: An audio interview with author Myla Goldberg.
Faith-based acting taken to new heights
Fagin’s dearest companions have been villains and thieves. This time Roman Polanski makes him a victim.
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
If Jews make Israeli policy, do Wasps run England?
Update: 81-year-old comedian in medically-induced coma, ‘resting comfortably’
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