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
A hipster scholar makes room on his provocative playlist for the jubilant, in-your-face shtick of Mickey Katz
A tour through my private Grand Guignol
Madonna, Kabbalah, and me
When Italians fell for klezmer, Francesco Spagnolo tuned them in to the forgotten sounds of their own people
The rise and fall of the synagogue organ
Madonna, Gwen Stefani, and the pliability of Jewish music
VH1 gathers musical has-beens for a Seder that rocks (sort of)
A beloved Lower East Side club threatened by broken sewer lines and rent hikes
Maurice Sendak tinkers with Peter and the Wolf, rendering the villain as a pig and the boy as a guide to the illustrator’s own childhood.
Behind a great folk singer is his Yiddish poet mother-in-law
A dubious portrait of Shostakovich as dissident has been debunked, but motifs in his work underscore his discord with Soviet power.
The Milken Archive is trying to capture American Jewish music, but the first CDs raise doubts as to whether it can properly be called archival
Area designated ‘state land,’ paving the way for major settlement construction
Nazi leader’s former residence in Austria will be a ‘House of Responsibility’
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
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