Among the Believers

A new look at the origins of Islam describes a tolerant world that may not have existed

The Strangest Shabbos You’ve Ever Seen

Blogging Joshua Cohen’s ‘Witz’

Daybreak: Memorial Day Finds Tourists, Uncharacteristic Frankness in Israel

Plus Blair stranded, books in Italy, and more in the news

The Better Book Club

Rather than ban books, let’s find alternatives

Banned in Canada

Jewish groups protesting a pro-Palestinian book are missing the point

Groupies

Eavesdropping on a book-club meeting and lamenting the unloved life of a writer

Today in Tablet

A very Ladino Hanukkah, a very Latvian Hanukkah, and more

Today in Tablet

Jewgrass, children’s books, and more

The Last Canaanite

Israel loses Amos Kenan, author, artist, activist, native son

Publish Hitler, Say German Jews

Leader struggles for an annotated ‘Mein Kampf’

Chicken Soup for the Macaca Soul

George Allen’s book of moral lessons

Knesset Story Time

Parliamentarians read, ideologically

Book Burning Zealots Want Compensation

They had to look at an icky book about gays!

Israeli M.K. Wants Book Bailout

Plan to freeze prices

Man Gone Down

The rise and fall of Isaac Rosenfeld, Saul Bellow’s great rival

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