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
The country and the world came to a standstill then. Can his death inspire a similar momentum for change?
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
The activist behind those anti-Christmas billboards says Judaism is incompatible with the views of nonbelievers—like himself
Enough already with blasting shopping as soulless: Jewish tradition is nothing if not a defense of commerce
Even though it’s just a few blocks from our home, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum gave my girls a chance to time-travel
Emily Bazelon’s new book argues that bullying comes in different forms and so should its antidotes
A website’s interactive map brings the city’s Jewish past to life, showcasing everything from synagogues to smoked meat
Starstruck author Yael Levy puts religious Jewish women in a place they’re rarely found: romance novels
What happens when an Israeli and a Palestinian, separated by checkpoints, meet and fall for each other
A Jewish spiritual practice called Mussar offers hope and inner peace for women in an unlikely place: prison
A partridge native to Yemen might go extinct. A rabbi is trying to save it, because he thinks it’s kosher.
When I decided that my next book would include a gun, I went to a firing range for the first time—and loved it
Eliyahu Goldratt’s The Goal is required reading in every business school, but it’s also a fable about Israeli-American relations
In most places, the No Pants Subway Ride is just a prank. How’d it go over in a city that prizes modesty?
As immigrants revive the German city’s historic community, new ideas emerge about Jewish engagement
Dov Yosef was one of the state’s founding fathers, but his unpopular economic measures made him a pariah
When a drought left Omaha’s ritual bath empty, refilling it required some imagination—and a ton of ice
In the first part of a new series, we meet a sex therapist who helps religious Jews achieve intimacy
As we debate gun policy in the wake of Newtown, we should heed the wisdom of the Jewish sages
The Syrian community, long based in Brooklyn, makes itself at home on the Upper East Side
‘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
New music from Britney Spears, One Direction, and more
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