I got my start in a contentious corner of the Jewish press. It’s good to be here again.
Everything you need to know about world turmoil today—from Obama to Assad to ISIS—is in the ethos of the Corleone family
‘Chained wives,’ refused Jewish divorces by their husbands, take to social media
‘This Changes Everything’ is great, except for the parts that don’t add up
A veteran practitioner of the art of translation considers the challenges—and successes—of Hebrew literature
For centuries, Western classical music propelled listeners toward Christian salvation. Then Jewish music changed everything.
Even if the person you wronged doesn’t remember what you did, it can still make a difference to ask for forgiveness. Maybe.
As Yom Kippur approaches, I’ll share what I’ve learned about how to apologize—and how not to
After my mother died, I couldn’t recite the High Holiday prayer anymore—until I gained a new understanding of its words
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
The New York Times substitutes a bogus headline for actual reporting
It was meeting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Unlikely arrangement saves ornate ark as NYC temple becomes condominium
Paul Berman, Matti Friedman, Todd Gitlin, Heather Rogers, and Marc Weitzmann Give Us Five Reasons to Celebrate the New Year
Israel’s elite intelligence force now accepts virtual applications
The real-life gangster was a few years too late for the Prohibition-era show
The rocker will perform a free concert at his former high school tonight
Haaretz writer booted from Birzeit conference; will an academic boycott ensue?
Visiting Warsaw with my uncle, I saw a different part of WWII history
On a new album, the captivating leader of the band Pharaoh’s Daughter reclaims the music that dominated her religious childhood
Chaya Ben Baruch’s sixth child was born with Down syndrome. Then she did what every good mother does—set out to find him a mate.
The dynamic conductor and genius behind ‘West Side Story’ also wrote classical works. Allen Shawn explores what they reveal.