A new book shows how Austrian Chancellor Bruno Kreisky was the ancestor of the Jews who now serve in the hate-Israel movement
How did Mohamed Merah happen? In the third of a five-part series on anti-Semitism in France, the roots of the Toulouse gunman.
‘You do not have the right to invoke my people’s struggle for your shoddy purposes’
With the No. 1 album in America, the parodist proves yet again the full depth of his genius
Tablet Original Fiction: Angela loves Paul loves Claire loves Adam loves Angela
Richard Linklater’s Boyhood is the best film of 2014, and one of the least Jewish movies ever made
For two weeks at Camp Simcha every summer, campers aren’t kids with cancer or kids with cerebral palsy. They’re just kids.
Antic embellishments, like Esther being good in bed, help Talmudic rabbis to more fully explicate the text’s divine meaning
Irving Finkel, an expert on ancient Mesopotamia, decodes a Babylonian tablet and traces its path to the Book of Genesis
Daily Show writer Rob Kutner started putting on an annual Purimspiel five years ago. He discusses his rowdy and popular parody with Sara Ivry.
Four rarely-seen plays echo
Composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown hasn’t always had an easy time fitting in. Neither have his characters.
F. Murray Abraham tackles theater’s most vexing villains
How a cassette from a Spanish flea market made a Westchester girl fall in love with flamenco
After Fiddler and The Apple Tree, Harnick and Bock took on a different challenge
Luba Kadison, once a member of famed Yiddish theater company the Vilna Troupe, reminisces about her past
Seven decades after Stella Adler originated the role, will Clifford Odets’ Bronx matriarch be harder to digest, or easier to dismiss?
British playwright Israel Zangwill coined America’s most enduring metaphor as his reputation dissolved in controversy
The children’s opera Brundibar inspires and terrifies
A comedienne’s special kind of holiday cheer
Why is Mike Leigh’s family drama less powerful than Everybody Loves Raymond?
One-person shows dominate the Fringe festival
Shadowtime seems to strive for difficulty for its own sake
The Diaspora Drama Group tries to revive Yiddish theater
We decided to start sleep training my son, and then the war broke out
Hopes for a ceasefire quashed by renewed hostilities
Chabad crashes Comic-Con
New York, NYRB and Andrew Sullivan promulgate problematic claim
Nalan Al Sarraj describes the devastation on the ground
An excerpt from Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish
The Shallowest, Least Thoughtful Commentators of the Week
An excerpt from I Thought I Meant More to You Than That, by Cynthia Orgel
Rips into Hamas, Selena Gomez
How one shy, whistle-blowing intern in an Amsterdam archive uncovered a travesty that insulted a decimated community
Two economists argue that literacy, not laws forbidding land ownership, created a small, widely dispersed and highly skilled minority