Thanks to the Internet, Jerusalem seems closer than ever—but thanks to her government’s policy, remains out of reach
Innocent people shouldn’t fear walking down the street, whatever their faith—and everyone must push back against the madness
The lingering effects of his massive Ponzi scheme on a century-old youth group, a Boston philanthropist, and small investors
Abel Meeropol’s ‘Strange Fruit’ gets remixed into Yeezus in a manner worthy of its creator, for song of the year
The Tattler: So what if Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer revive the Von Trapps? Is that so wrong?
On the 26th anniversary of Freedom Sunday, a photographer uses objects to look at the immigrant experience
An ancient principle of Judaism, debated at length in the Oral Law, is that it is a sin to count Jews—or is it?
My family’s history gave me a pedigree as a Jewish New Yorker—until a visit revealed how quickly the past disappeared
When I got married, my sheitel was a symbol of my wedding vows and my Orthodoxy. Then it became a symbol of my discontent.
Photographer Łukasz Baksik hunts repurposed matzevot, burial markers turned cornerstones and cobbles
By failing to name a street after the controversial philosopher, the city of Jerusalem proved he was right
How ethnographer Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett became the keeper of Poland’s Jewish heritage
Two exhibits ask whether eruvs speak to our essential beings or just replicate the conditions of our wanderings
The leader of a historic Lower East Side synagogue wants to tear it down to build luxury condos
Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz pass their collection of works by untrained artists to the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Meet the new Lincoln Square Synagogue, the first important Jewish religious building in Manhattan in four decades
Sierra Leone’s Israeli-built parliament building is a symbol of the Jewish state’s long-running engagement in Africa
The annual sales include postcards from Alan Dershowitz’s collection and a stunning 18th-century Haggadah
Celebrating a half-century of work, the photographer recalls his Bronx childhood and days at Ground Zero
The museum’s striking exhibit revives the work of Polish sculptor and Holocaust survivor Alina Szapocznikow
Jerusalem’s Israel museum persuasively shows that Hasidism is not only, or even really, about religion
A drawing by an American, discovered in a Jerusalem junk shop, reveals German Jewry’s lost grandeur
Tel Aviv’s fashion week is torn in two, but politicization has been stitched into the country’s fabric since 1949
This week, the great architect’s FDR memorial, designed in 1974, opens on Roosevelt Island in New York
My night with Kanye West and 20,000 other believers
‘Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Call to Transcendence,’ by Shai Held
With raunchy Auschwitz shot, naturally
You can finally blame today’s awful music on your children
Plus Red Sea-Dead Sea pipeline finally happening, and more in the news
Will European health officials take note?
Citing cost, Israeli premier ignites a firestorm among detractors
Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Shlomo Hagler sued by board members
With a little help from Tablet’s readers
Does sexually graphic material help Jewish continuity? ‘Unclean Lips’ argues for the unseemliness of Bruce, Roth, and their ilk.
The composer of the beloved Hanukkah song ‘Ocho Kandelikas’ shares stories and melodies from her past