Residents in gentrifying areas will get units in luxury buildings. Activists say that won’t stop the cost of living from pushing them out.
Jews in Kiev say the protests were about democracy; others in Odessa believe the Maidan was full of Nazis. Now what?
Jews have lived in the area since ancient times, and leaders from Catherine the Great to Stalin encouraged their settlement there
The new TV show, starring two young Jewish women, may be as culturally significant as Lenny Bruce or Joey Ramone
The better, more real, and more compelling of the two Israeli-Palestinian intelligence films opens this week in the U.S.
A new book on sitcoms shows how the late Sherwood Schwartz, N.J. Jew in L.A., invented the modern high-concept comedy
I pray with angry, damaged, and difficult men. I stay because they’re like my brothers. And because sometimes they change.
Video: Of course you love your grandmother’s matzo-ball soup. But try this recipe if you prefer something with a bit of a kick.
The Talmud describes rabbis who were not just judges and legal analysts, but magicians as well
Nadav Samin was a nice Jewish boy in Brooklyn who made it big at a key moment in hip-hop history and then walked away to take up Middle East studies. Now it turns out he never really left rap behind.
Zero Mostel, Emma Goldman, and George Gershwin all worked on the stretch of Manhattan’s West 28th Street once known as Tin Pan Alley. Now it’s Tablet Magazine’s home, too, so let’s explore the neighborhood.
The French-Israeli singer Yael Naïm—you know her work from that MacBook Air ad—brings an elusive, shifting identity to her mysterious but catchy songs of love and loss
For more than 40 years, folk music’s first family, the Wainwright-McGarrigle clan, has enjoyed the quiet support of musician—and philosophy professor—Chaim Tannenbaum
Israeli rock band Monotonix puts on phenomenal live shows. But now that they’ve made the mass-marketed, public relations-supported leap to America, can their hardcore vibe survive?
As the curtain rises on the musical Baby It’s You!, music critic Jody Rosen discusses its subject, Florence Greenberg, the New Jersey housewife behind the Shirelles and Dionne Warwick
Never mind the nice Jewish girls like Natalie Portman, the most compelling character in today’s pop culture is Amy Winehouse, a Jewish mother’s worst nightmare but still daddy’s little girl
A century and a half ago, Austrian cantor Salomon Sulzer redrew the boundaries between liturgical and classical music. In a chamber opera about his life, composer Judith Berkson follows suit.
Composer and bassist Omer Avital joins American jazz with Israeli and Arab styles, especially Yemeni and Moroccan, to create music with a new and vital connection to a shared Middle Eastern past
An engagement at an African music festival took bandleader Jeremiah Lockwood as far from his musical roots as he’d ever ventured—and put him in tune with them anew
Three young composers—Dalit Hadass Warshaw, Yoav Gal, and Judd Greenstein—are combining classical music with Jewish sources in ways that are challenging, fresh, and utterly compelling
On the late Lou Reed’s 69th birthday, Elizabeth Wurtzel explained that contrary to the assertions of Philip Roth and others, the problem with Jewish male artists is not that they are too nice
Israeli clarinetist Anat Cohen, a master of expressive improvisation, leads a talented wave of expatriate musicians flooding the New York jazz scene
Classical pianist Simone Dinnerstein wowed critics in 2007 with her original and passionate take on the Goldberg Variations. With her new Bach: A Strange Beauty, she’s poised to do it again.
When the Weavers recorded the popular Israeli folk song ‘Tzena Tzena’ in 1950, they did more than legitimize a strain of musical culture; they introduced Israel to a generation of young Americans
The prime minister leads journalist Peter Greenberg through the Holy Land
Syrian-made rockets reportedly flown to Iran then shipped to Gaza
Collection of 500,000 documents will be made available to the public
Wolfgang G. Schwanitz answers Tablet’s review of his and Barry Rubin’s book
Minnesota Republican Michele Bachmann thinks so
Samuel Waldman, a teacher at a girls’ seminary, admits obtaining films online
We’re hiring a full-time, paid editorial intern
Isabel Halley’s porcelain and gold plate gets Lena Dunham’s stamp of approval
Cites Ukraine’s appointment of oligarchs as governors as reason for unrest
As the 91-year-old Yiddish theater star embarks on a Purim cabaret show, we revisit his appearance on Vox Tablet
Edmund Levin plumbs trial transcripts to examine how one of Russia’s biggest court cases fed on the myth of Jewish malice
Evolving Jewish culture—and doctors’ orders—dealt a blow to South Florida’s delicatessens. But they’re making a comeback.