Because every Jew needs inventive language for situations involving anxiety, misery, disaster, melancholy, and your bubbe’s saliva
Did someone say ‘afikomen gift’?
Annual literary prize honors the best Jewish children’s books
‘This is a report on a library trip to Israel from a bookish girl who is now a bookish old lady’
An aging feminist meets a new generation in Brian Morton’s sharp, sympathetic novel ‘Florence Gordon’
Louise Sylvia Katz checked out Ludwig Lewisohn’s Israel in 1928
Israel’s largest and oldest bookseller sold to investment company
After reading my book out loud, I finally accepted the truth: I’m just not an oral tradition kind of guy
How better to celebrate Tablet’s literary critic?
What happens when our libraries are purged from our homes, replacing spines with screens?
Tablet staffers sound off on our newly-published literary list
Today on Tablet
On Yom Kippur, a day of remembrance, offering a blessing for the life and death of books
After Amazon started recommending Christian novels for me, I gathered a group of Jewish friends to explore them and discovered an unexpected reconnect with spirituality
Raja Shehadeh’s new memoir joins a growing list of literary works on Palestinian life before Israel. But do they tell the whole story?
Israeli-born photographer Nadav Kander traveled China’s Yangtze river to chart the country’s transformation. He brought back a meditation on universal change.
Author Sue Fishkoff reports on the world of kosher food production and consumption
The vintage children’s book about a Jewish Tom Thumb still speaks to today’s kids
David Rakoff makes the case for an un-American approach to living
The Julia Roberts blockbuster—and the Elizabeth Gilbert memoir it’s based on—get the prayer part all wrong
A new look at the origins of Islam describes a tolerant world that may not have existed
Blogging Joshua Cohen’s ‘Witz’
Plus Blair stranded, books in Italy, and more in the news
Rather than ban books, let’s find alternatives
Jewish groups protesting a pro-Palestinian book are missing the point
Eavesdropping on a book-club meeting and lamenting the unloved life of a writer
A very Ladino Hanukkah, a very Latvian Hanukkah, and more
Jewgrass, children’s books, and more
Israel loses Amos Kenan, author, artist, activist, native son
Leader struggles for an annotated ‘Mein Kampf’