The secretary of state prattles about imaginary treaties while the Arab world is engulfed by a Sunni-Shia civil war
Why is a Jewish group dedicated to tolerance honoring a politician who has failed to support religious minorities?
Robert Worth, David Goldman, Edward Luttwak, Amos Harel, Nathan Thrall, and Lee Smith on the new Arab map
Remembering Yiddishist, linguistics scholar, Holocaust survivor, and painter Edward Stankiewicz, who died this year
Saul Bellow was a complicated father to his three sons. In a new book, the eldest tries to parse his inheritance.
The show’s demise is a blow for musical theater—the art that incorporates virtually every other form of art
Video: Astrologer Jessica Lanyadoo’s home reflects her mixed heritage—and wide-ranging spirituality
This week’s Talmud reading prompts strikingly contemporary questions about observance and belief
Molecular gastronomy finally takes off in Israel, drawing kosher foodies and experimental chefs alike
As The Ethicist—and in a new play—Randy Cohen aims to edify but settles instead for the easy laugh
On the eve of his New York debut, an Amsterdam comedian reflects on Jewish funniness, the liberalism of the Netherlands, and Sarah Silverman. Plus a video preview.
The controversial new Madoff play may be obscene, but that’s why it’s great
Songs from Tablet Magazine’s ‘Gypsy’-inspired Passover musical
How Russian-Jewish émigrés are changing the face of competitive ballroom dance
How a latter-day vaudevillian from Kansas City got himself to speak perfect Yiddish
As it progressed, the playwright’s autobiographical trilogy grew more dark—and more true
A new play considers the psychology of Holocaust survivors fixed on vengeance
A look at four plays from New York’s Fringe Festival
After 42 years, ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ star Topol is still stuck in Anatevka
A play examines the notion that Nazis made soap from Jewish flesh
In Daniel Burman’s first play, a son tries to escape his mother’s grasp
What the new Tin Pan Alley Rag teaches us about Irving Berlin and the other Jews who wrote the American songbook
An Israeli choreographer turns a venerable Berlin shul into a performance space
Playwright David Adjmi’s love-hate relationship with his Syrian Jewish roots
Why the Israel Defense Forces hit Syria—and why they believe that Assad won’t hit back
What would Jewish law have to say about alleged Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s burial?
The Internet says the Lost Temple of Israel is hidden in the South Pacific. A reporter went to investigate.
Plus Steve Cohen, Al Jazeera, and Mila Kunis
He was one of the last three remaining Warsaw Ghetto fighters
The Doors guitarist remembers the influential keyboardist
Putting Lolita‘s famous creep through an exegesis
The Jewish judge in the case is trying to dissuade him
Two young filmmakers are bringing the story of Streit’s Matzo Factory to life
Plus the Claims Conference and the Department of Justice
Plus bad blood between Germany and Hungary
How is Israel still responsible for regional peace?
Berlin was once home to 50,000 Jewish-owned businesses. A historian is now obsessively reconstructing their demise.
A visit to B&H Restaurant on Second Avenue brings back memories of milchig establishments of yore
Singer Vera Gran was haunted by allegations of Nazi collaboration. A new book asks if survival made her guilty.