A visit to Roubaix, home of alleged Jewish Museum killer Mehdi Nemmouche. Second of a five-part series on anti-Semitism in France.
Nicholas Kristof’s totally reasonable, utterly delusional recipe for peace
How one shy, whistle-blowing intern in an Amsterdam archive uncovered a travesty that insulted a decimated community
As a new bride-to-be, I can’t look away from tonight’s episode of the reality TV series starring Andi Dorfman
Tablet Original Fiction: a scientist chases a meteorite, and finds a message from God
The late Rabbi Yoel Teitelbaum and his disciples’ interpretation of his decisions and actions during the Holocaust
Talmudic rabbis, like us, can only study the course of history for the elusive signs of God’s intentions
As Hershey’s pushes its new chocolate spread, longstanding Israeli brand Hashachar Ha’Oleh may finally boost its U.S. sales
Two neighboring wineries share more than family roots and lines of kosher products. They’re also both carbon-neutral.
A Danish art exhibit attacks public figures who ‘insult’ but not those who issue death threats in response
Plus Peres warns about settlements’ consequences, and more
Today on Tablet
After a lifelong curiosity about the prohibition against pork, one writer finds a satisfying answer—in the writings of the late Christopher Hitchens
The invented Seinfeld winter holiday Festivus, like the late Christopher Hitchens, demands a religion-like dogma around nonbelief
The key to Christopher Hitchens wasn’t his iconoclasm; it was his desire for belonging—and the proof can be found in an unexpected place
A few favorite essays
Plus Hitler’s little book, Hitch deploys Yiddish, and more
Plus Winehouse’s father gets book deal, Hitch, and more
What it could mean for Israel
We are all—from Anthony Weiner to Chelsea Handler to the lazy guy who’d rather watch TV than read a book—afflicted by an epidemic of frivolity. But Moses, who faced it, too, has a cure.
David Mamet’s The Secret Knowledge, an assault on liberal values and politics, should be viewed not as a polemic but as a yet-to-be-written play about his usual subjects: scams and hustlers
Plus, the most Jewish HBO series yet, and more
Plus A’jad-ology, Hitch on Hank, and more
Two economists argue that literacy, not laws forbidding land ownership, created a small, widely dispersed and highly skilled minority
Known for right-wing politics, Vladimir Jabotinsky left an equally critical literary legacy. Hillel Halkin looks at it all.