In the late photographer’s first career retrospective, the ‘aroma of daily life’ lives forever
Riffs from San Diego on extremism, secular Yiddishists, Stalin, transgender etiquette, and ‘talk poems’
Tablet Original Fiction: Angela loves Paul loves Claire loves Adam loves Angela
Controversial 8th-grade exam prompt prompts disturbing responses
The assignment materials cited Holocaust deniers, and represent a gross failure of judgment—and historical awareness
The 42-year-old son of the city’s former D.A. emerges as a tailor-made fit for the polyglot metropolis
The much-deplored ‘escape of the brains’ has actually brought closer ties with Silicon Valley, India, and even Taiwan
Also there’s a swastika on his car
Deborah Cohan organized a pre-surgery flash mob with her surgery team
Q&A: Tech guru Steve Blank talks about Thailand, secret high-tech, and the Valley’s Jewish moment
When I caught a foul ball at a baseball game, I felt the divine presence—and it changed my whole life
Tablet Original Fiction: When a man of science loves a woman of God, what lies between them?
Michael Chabon’s new novel Telegraph Avenue is typically stylish, but overwritten
Once an institutionalized mental patient, the comic Moshe Kasher unleashes his psychological self-abuse in the new memoir Kasher in the Rye
A nice Jewish boy with an Ivy League degree tells his parents that he has moved to L.A. to make porn. An excerpt from the memoir American Gangbang.
Egypt’s politically expedient ban on the export of palm fronds has altered the lulav market in unexpected ways
Myra Goodman, co-founder of Earthbound Farm, is the Brooklyn-born daughter of Holocaust survivors and an unlikely organic-food pioneer
At the newly trendy Hollywood Forever Cemetery, where half of the graves belong to Jews, a long history of criminal association lives on
Reading books like Franny and Zooey as a child in California made Jews seem an exotic minority. In New York, they seem like any old hegemony.
David Tanis, Chez Panisse chef, cookbook author, and now food columnist for the New York Times, is best known for his seasonal cuisine. But this Midwestern-born chef cites Jewish food as his culinary roots.
Fred Karger is a gay, Jewish Republican, and he’s running for president. His plan is to embarrass the Mormon GOP frontrunner, Mitt Romney, and get the church to drop its support for gay-marriage bans.
A proposed San Francisco ballot measure prohibiting circumcision arises from a debate over ritual, sexuality, and identity. What’s become an American norm might soon again be a mark of difference.
Growing up in a community of Jewish astronomers and scientists in Pasadena, Calif., meant searching for God while exploring the heavens
Hell, we discovered the thing
In Berkeley, three Orthodox Jews run a medical-marijuana collective selling a religiously inspired cannabis cream
Taitz, Winograd, and Kaus all defeated in primaries
Candidate in Democratic primary supports it; most oppose her
Plus Israel goes to California, Weiner on “chutzpah,” and more in the news
And he now has choice words for daddy’s group
Plus Oren shouted down, Touro’s Lander dies, and more in the news