Oscar Hijuelos’ Yiddishe Neshama

The Pulitzer Prize-winning Cuban-American novelist, who died last week, wrote meaningfully about Judaic scripture and the Holocaust

Two Deaths, One Answer

After my brother died, I was frozen with grief—until author Harold Kushner helped me rediscover community

Harold Kushner Reads Job

The man who brought us When Bad Things Happen to Good People turns to a biblical predecessor for lessons

Bad Things, Good Person

Is misfortune God’s doing? A new work on The Book of Job asks what kind of world we live in.

Camus the Jew

Albert Camus, who died an atheist at 46, had surprisingly deep ties to Judaism in his life, his political activity, and his philosophical thought

Tree of Strife

Terrence Malick’s new film—a cinematic meditation on God, grace, and the wretchedness of man—is an important and masterful work of art. It’s also the least Jewish film ever made.

Faustian Bargains

There are two stories of Germany and Jews: the culture of assimilated German Jews and the meeting of German culture with Jewish religion

Today on Tablet

Taking a stand on the Armenian genocide, and more

Counter-Revelations

In his subtle translations of the Bible’s Wisdom Books—Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Job—Robert Alter highlights the canon’s subversive side

Holy Rollers

Israel’s best-selling rock musicians draw freely from the liturgy

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