A new book shows how Austrian Chancellor Bruno Kreisky was the ancestor of the Jews who now serve in the hate-Israel movement
How did Mohamed Merah happen? In the third of a five-part series on anti-Semitism in France, the roots of the Toulouse gunman.
‘You do not have the right to invoke my people’s struggle for your shoddy purposes’
With the No. 1 album in America, the parodist proves yet again the full depth of his genius
Tablet Original Fiction: Angela loves Paul loves Claire loves Adam loves Angela
Richard Linklater’s Boyhood is the best film of 2014, and one of the least Jewish movies ever made
For two weeks at Camp Simcha every summer, campers aren’t kids with cancer or kids with cerebral palsy. They’re just kids.
Antic embellishments, like Esther being good in bed, help Talmudic rabbis to more fully explicate the text’s divine meaning
Irving Finkel, an expert on ancient Mesopotamia, decodes a Babylonian tablet and traces its path to the Book of Genesis
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
The chess genius denied he was a Jew, but the Lubavitcher Rebbe disagreed. Who was right?
A brilliant young Harvard Ph.D. faces jail for impersonating a Bible scholar—and rival of his father
A live-score screening of the Yiddish classic The Yellow Ticket helps launch the city’s Jewish cinema celebration
The hit period-specific PBS drama glosses over a crucial detail of 1920s England: anti-Semitism
Sarah Bunin Benor’s new Jewish English Lexicon crowd-sources distinctive contributions to the language
He’s one of the most inventive stand-up comedians around. So, why does he sound like a throwback?
‘Schindler’s List’ is a story of redemption—for both the film’s protagonist and its director
And why reporters won’t talk about it
Synagogue and Jewish cars defaced with ‘Hamas’ graffiti
We decided to start sleep training my son, and then the war broke out
Hopes for a ceasefire quashed by renewed hostilities
Chabad crashes Comic-Con
New York, NYRB and Andrew Sullivan promulgate problematic claim
Nalan Al Sarraj describes the devastation on the ground
An excerpt from Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish
How one shy, whistle-blowing intern in an Amsterdam archive uncovered a travesty that insulted a decimated community
Two economists argue that literacy, not laws forbidding land ownership, created a small, widely dispersed and highly skilled minority