In a bid to attract Brooklyn’s Jews, the Barclays Center hosts Itzhak Perlman and a legendary cantor
But does the Brooklyn assemblyman’s influence insulate him from trouble?
The Brooklyn assemblyman kind of apologizes for wearing blackface
Plus Israeli documentaries strike out at the Academy Awards
Looking into the abuse of federal subsidies by Orthodox “libraries”
Plus John Kerry confirmed as secretary of state
Tablet Original Fiction: Broken lives collide in the shadow of the Cyclone
The convicted Hasidic counselor was sentenced this morning
Nechemya Weberman faces up to 25 years in prison
Tablet Original Fiction: Sent on a gruesome errand, a young man comes undone
A Brooklyn restaurant accused of anti-Semitism
A new biography of the singer, performing in Brooklyn this week, tells how a penniless teen got her star born
Plus Jay-Z lights the menorah in Brooklyn
A look at Syria of today and Aleppo of old
The novelist and film critic was the most gifted also-ran of the 1960s Jewish-American literary renaissance
Anti-Semitic graffiti in Hasidic Brooklyn excites the media, but many residents—old and young—shrug
New York City councilman Charles Barron is a defender of Qaddafi and Mugabe and a foe of Israel
For some ultra-Orthodox writers, the tension between obedience and skepticism in their community fuels a unique art
How meditation helped me unplug from my chaotic life and connect with Judaism
And why didn’t the NYT cite Jewish reporting in its series?
A suggested setlist for her potential triumphant homecoming
Medieval Sephardic recipes come out of hiding at La Vara, a new restaurant in Brooklyn that reconnects Spanish cuisine with its Jewish roots
Evaluating comedy on its political merit is like disassembling a vibrator to analyze its mechanics: You can do it, but that’s not what it’s for.
Brooklyn group to decide whether to hold referendum over Israeli products
Redistricting, retirement remove two Jewish outer-borough seats
Retirement and redistricting open door for Jewish Queens assemblyman
What does Maimonides have to do with vegan food? A new restaurant in Brooklyn draws unexpected inspiration from the medieval Jewish scholar.
Plus Rotem wants Arab judge sacked, Romney at AIPAC, and more
A visit to a Hasidic family in Brooklyn—where nobody knows who she is—magically transforms Oprah back into the person she once was
A 24-year-old Jewish Upper West Sider helps run the most important Arab-American organization in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, home to 35,000 Arabs