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All-Star Team of Jews Defiles Christmas in Billy Bob Thornton’s ‘Bad Santa’

How the Coen brothers and Terry Zwigoff helped create a holiday classic that angers gentiles

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Fyvush Finkel: A Charming Conversation With a Longtime Serious Mensch

As the 91-year-old Yiddish theater star embarks on a Purim cabaret show, we revisit his appearance on Vox Tablet

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Find Out Which Jewish Summer Camp These Celebrities Attended

There’s a website for that

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The Five Best Jewish Christmas Films

Die Hard, ScroogedTrading Places, and more

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F. Murray Abraham Talks ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’

The actor on 1960s New York, the Coen Brothers, and, of course, Homeland

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Coen Bros. Torture Another Schlemiel While Imagining They Are Dylan’s True Heirs

‘Inside Llewyn Davis,’ opening December 6, pits the existential victim against the very possibility of Jewish success

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My Jewish Characters

A writer considers the fictions of religious identity—in life and on the page

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The Coens Are Doing It Again

We’re already excited for fictionalized Dave Van Ronk biopic

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100 Greatest Jewish Films

Day 2, Nos. 75 to 51: Barton Fink is the greatest Jewish noir, Heathers is a classic morality play, and Jeff Goldblum is, well, Jeff Goldblum

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Visionaries

What makes a Jewish film? To open our 100 Greatest Jewish Films week, critics A.O. Scott and Jody Rosen talk about movies from Abie’s Irish Rose to Zelig.

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Sundown: Bieber Backs Center, Draws Ire

Plus Medvedev, Twitter, and more search-engine bait

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A Serious Mensch

Fyvush Finkel’s career, rooted in Yiddish theater, has lasted nearly eight decades. And he’s not planning on retirement anytime soon.

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Fyvush Finkel Has No Use for Trayf

Your Vox Tablet preview

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Your Oscar Cheat Sheet

Here’s what to root for

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The Jews’ Oscar Nominee

Looking back at ‘A Serious Man’

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‘A Serious Man,’ ‘Basterds,’ and ‘Ajami’ Nominated

Congrats to Tablet contributing editor David Rakoff

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Sundown: Larry David Goes Native

Plus saving the earth from synagogues, an identity musical, and more

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Sundown: Jewish News for Italians

Happy Columbus Day! Plus, Abbas flipped, the Coens dissed, and Potok staged

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Taking It Seriously

The Coen brothers’ new movie is a masterful meditation on Judaism

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Coens’ ‘A Serious Man’ Coming This Week

With even more Jewishness than their other flicks!

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Sundown: RV Dinners

Israel vs. Zionism, Jewish Rio, and the underworld

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Sundown: Israel Practices Self-Defense

Madonna the columnist, the Coen Bros., and more

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Stoned

When it comes to Judd Apatow’s characters, what’s in a name?