Menachem Begin Lives

Avi Shilon pens a masterful biography of the man who irrevocably bound Israel to the Diaspora and the Holocaust

A Prayer for Deadheads

On a quest for Jewish soul at the ‘Blues for Challah’ Grateful Dead Shabbat retreat

Outsider Art Assimilates

Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz pass their collection of works by untrained artists to the Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Jewish Brando

John Garfield, the tough, underrated Hollywood star who would have turned 100 today, embodied Jewish pride

Two-Faced Blackface

One of the outrages of a Brooklyn assemblyman’s notorious choice of Purim costumes is its effect on anti-Semitism

The Nine Lives of ‘Hava Nagila’

A new documentary looks at the many iterations of the popular tune, from Hasidic niggun to American kitsch

Bruce Ratner’s Home Courtship

In a bid to attract Brooklyn’s Jews, the Barclays Center hosts Itzhak Perlman and a legendary cantor

The Mystery Stone

Does a rock in New Mexico show the Ten Commandments in ancient Hebrew? Harvard professor says yes.

How Would Jesus Rock?

Backed by music exec Jeff Ayeroff, composer Hillel Tigay tries to recreate the sounds of the ancient Temple

Andy Kaufman Isn’t Funny

Art historian Miriam Katz wants to bring stand-up comedy into the serious world of galleries and museums

Elements of Stille

Alexander Stille never stopped investigating his parents, as shown by his new memoir about his World War II heritage

Oscar Night Medley

Billy Crystal is long gone, but the Academy Awards medley need not be! The Tattler sings of 2012’s best films.

Tablet Goes to the Oscars

What if LincolnLife of Pi, and other Academy Award-nominated films got sequels starring Jewish characters?

Hollywood’s Unknown Rescuer

Before Schindler’s List, an L.A. studio boss saved hundreds of Jews from the Holocaust. Why was he alone?

Sarah Silverman’s Better Half

The comedian’s sister’s protest of gender inequality at the Western Wall makes a case for holiness, not against

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