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Blues and Roots

Composer and bassist Omer Avital joins American jazz with Israeli and Arab styles, especially Yemeni and Moroccan, to create music with a new and vital connection to a shared Middle Eastern past

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Really? Fran Lebowitz Gets To Publish That?

I mean, what am I missing?

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Daybreak: U.S. Hand Weak in Lebanon

Plus Medvedev gets warm welcome in Jericho, and more in the news

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Excuses, Excuses

I turned in my book’s manuscript almost a month ago, but my editor doesn’t seem to have read it yet. It makes a writer wonder what he’s doing instead.

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Daybreak: Prelude to a Second Cast Lead?

Plus A’jad may have played ball, and more in the news

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Harper’s: Lord of the Flies meets Hasid

Fear and loathing in Crown Heights

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Tribal Allegiance: The Strange Nexus of a Brooklyn Rabbi and Hedge-Fund King Steven Cohen

A Brooklyn rabbi thought he could swindle hedge-fund king Steven Cohen by playing on his Judaism. It was a bad bet.

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Daybreak: Flotilla Backers Reach to Top

Plus Abbas is told to keep talks indirect, and more in the news

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‘Holy Rollers’ Sacrifices Intrigue and Precision

For slightly oversweetened morality play

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‘Hipsters and Hasids’ Finds Parallels Between Two Worlds

Exhibit by Brooklyn artist on display now

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The Brooklyn Bike Lane Battle Today

‘New York’ covers the Hasid-hipster clash

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All the Food News You Can Stomach

Catered Seders, phoney matzah, and more

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‘The Millionaire Matchmaker’ Comes to NYC!

Bravo’s resident Yenta on the next season

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A Montreal Jewish Deli Grows in Brooklyn

We head to Mile End

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Sundown: This Week’s ‘Celebration’

Plus oh hi Farrakhan, ‘Brooklyn Shore,’ and more in the news

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Sundown: Some Israelis Sure Don’t Like Some Other Israelis

Plus Foreman fight clear for the Bronx, ballet in Brooklyn, and more

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Bike Battle Takes a Turn for the Civil

Brooklyn Hasids, cyclists debate controversial lane

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Orthodox Syngagogues Grow in Brooklyn

Does an outer-borough trend have larger meaning?

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And on the Seventh Day, God Sent Snow

Blizzard disrupts nude bike lane protest

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Sundown: How Do You Say ‘Palestinian State’ in Spanish?

Plus Brooklyn and Justice Department menorahs, and more

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Today on Tablet

Levy the wrestler, olives for Hanukkah

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Brooklyn Neighborhood Becomes Test of Jewish Identity

Blog responds to NYT article on Midwood

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Hipsters Take Bike Lane Battle to the Street (Literally)

Activists caught repainting Brooklyn’s Bedford Avenue

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Did NYC’s Transit Dept Strike a Backroom Deal with Satmars?

Bike lane disappears in Brooklyn after months of Hasidic complaints

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Sundown: Wild Things

Molestation arrests up in Brooklyn, mock court puts Abbas in slammer, Maurice Sendak, and more

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Ames, Cross Jew Up Brooklyn Book Fest

Author and comedian put on a ‘touching’ show

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Did NYC Candidate Publish Anti-Gay Ad to Attract Satmars?

Ad ran in Yiddish paper, candidate denies placing it

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Israeli Town Offers Prize for Mermaid Photo

So Brooklyn group sues

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Hebrew School for Everyone

At New York’s newest charter school.

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Guss’ Pickles Decamps For Brooklyn

Are there any more decent pickles in Manhattan?

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