How the Coen brothers and Terry Zwigoff helped create a holiday classic that angers gentiles
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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Die Hard, Scrooged, Trading Places, and more
The actor on 1960s New York, the Coen Brothers, and, of course, Homeland
‘Inside Llewyn Davis,’ opening December 6, pits the existential victim against the very possibility of Jewish success
A writer considers the fictions of religious identity—in life and on the page
We’re already excited for fictionalized Dave Van Ronk biopic
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
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.
Plus Medvedev, Twitter, and more search-engine bait
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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Looking back at ‘A Serious Man’
Congrats to Tablet contributing editor David Rakoff
Plus saving the earth from synagogues, an identity musical, and more
Happy Columbus Day! Plus, Abbas flipped, the Coens dissed, and Potok staged
The Coen brothers’ new movie is a masterful meditation on Judaism
With even more Jewishness than their other flicks!
Israel vs. Zionism, Jewish Rio, and the underworld
Madonna the columnist, the Coen Bros., and more
When it comes to Judd Apatow’s characters, what’s in a name?