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.
Yosef Yerushalmi, who died Tuesday, was a pioneer in the field of Jewish studies
A biography examines the life of ghetto insurgent and Zionist bard Abba Kovner
Assimilation and anxiety, from Paris to the Pampas
Poetry inspired by architecture, prophecy, and the immigration experience
His targets may be pushing 90, but Nazi-hunter Efraim Zuroff is still looking
’Tis the Season
The best Jewish picture books of 2009
How Naomi Frankel’s life and work mirrored modern Jewish history
A new biography tries to extinguish the myth of the kinder, gentler Trotsky
Pluralists, pragmatists, and polemicists
An anthology highlights the divide between sanctioned and forbidden literature
A new book argues that the key to decoding the Bible is understanding its poetry
A new generation of scholars argues that the apostle long considered the progenitor of anti-Semitism never left his religion
A new study pieces together the story of Kristallnacht
Prayer, poetry, and pop
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