Lars von Trier’s ‘Nymphomaniac’ Isn’t Porn. It’s a Defense of Jewish Theology.

Ignore all of that grinding of genitalia; the brilliant film is really an elaborate and hilarious response to St. Paul

‘Fungus’: Who’s to Blame When Bad Things Happen to Good Characters?

When authors write stories, they play God. The results can be devastating.

Bassler’s Letter: How Hollywood’s Man in Vienna Escaped the Nazis

A fascinating letter tells the gripping story of the fateful extraction of the influential film industry lawyer Paul Koretz

The Real Problem With Academia Isn’t the Anti-Israel Boycotts; It’s the Horrible Ideas

As a new biography of the critic and Nazi collaborator Paul de Man shows, terrible theories have terrible consequences

Simon Schama Moderates a Moderate History of Moderate Jews

‘The Story of the Jews’ is the most important TV documentary about Jewish history since Abba Eban’s famous ‘Heritage’ series

Should Jews Be Envious of Koreans?

A Philadelphia exhibit of 500 years of Korea’s Joseon dynasty poses questions about insular societies and art

Hollywood’s Oscar-Winning Rabbi Takes Jewish History to the Stars

Marvin Hier puts two decades of documentary filmmaking to work—but for what cause?

Hey, Sheryl Sandberg! The Tattler Has Something Pushy To Say

A modest counterproposal for the Facebook COO, who wants to ban the word ‘bossy’

Are Jews a Dog People or a Cat People?

Yet another difficult internal and ancient debate that modern Jews are unlikely to resolve

From Baghdad to Tel Aviv and Back: An Israeli Star Digs Into His Grandfather’s Music

Dudu Tassa immerses himself in the Arabic music of his late grandfather and reinterprets it for modern audiences

The Best Little Jewish Publishing House in London

Peter and Martine Halban run England’s most cosmopolitan and finely curated Jewish and Middle Eastern-themed literary press

A Question From the Tattler: Why Didn’t John Travolta Know Who Idina Menzel Is?

Somehow, the mangling of the Broadway actress’s name may be the best thing to happen to her underappreciated career

Sex, Leave, and Videotape

Tablet Original Fiction: An IDF soldier takes a strange dare, and brings the battlefield home

Comedy Central’s ‘Broad City’ Isn’t Just Funny. It’s Important.

The new TV show, starring two young Jewish women, may be as culturally significant as Lenny Bruce or Joey Ramone

‘Omar’ and ‘Bethlehem’ Tell the Same Story—But Only One Was Nominated for an Oscar

The better, more real, and more compelling of the two Israeli-Palestinian intelligence films opens this week in the U.S.

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