Innocent people shouldn’t fear walking down the street, whatever their faith—and everyone must push back against the madness
The lingering effects of his massive Ponzi scheme on a century-old youth group, a Boston philanthropist, and small investors
The country and the world came to a standstill then. Can his death inspire a similar momentum for change?
Abel Meeropol’s ‘Strange Fruit’ gets remixed into Yeezus in a manner worthy of its creator, for song of the year
The Tattler: So what if Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer revive the Von Trapps? Is that so wrong?
On the 26th anniversary of Freedom Sunday, a photographer uses objects to look at the immigrant experience
The activist behind those anti-Christmas billboards says Judaism is incompatible with the views of nonbelievers—like himself
Enough already with blasting shopping as soulless: Jewish tradition is nothing if not a defense of commerce
Even though it’s just a few blocks from our home, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum gave my girls a chance to time-travel
Lionizing those who perform feats of memory and logic, who reason strictly from premise to conclusion
The host of Obama’s second inaugural party, Sen. Charles Schumer, is America’s lovable Jewish Uncle Leo
My 7-year-old told me to vote for the party that ‘gives the most peace,’ but there were none on offer in Israel’s election
In this week’s page of Talmud, the rabbis show their skill at making distinctions between obligation and acting out
For Tu B’Shevat, a cooking class creates a perfect opportunity to teach children about Jewish values
The Golden Globes and Oscars reward Lincoln and Django. Are slavery movies the new Holocaust flicks?
It’s hard to teach kids etiquette when adults behave badly. So put down your smartphone and pay attention.
In order to understand Sabbath rules, the rabbis show, one must imagine exactly what work the Israelites did
The hit period-specific PBS drama glosses over a crucial detail of 1920s England: anti-Semitism
This week, the rabbis ask if two half-sins equal a whole one. In what part of a sin is sinfulness located?
Don’t pay someone else to teach your children etiquette. Just start early—and make them write thank-you notes.
Will Putin’s ban on adoptions finally help U.S. officials grasp the nature of Russia’s political leadership?
Reflecting on a rough 2012, the Tattler suggests we all resolve to do the best we can with what we’ve got
Jewish teaching and public health agree: Vaccinate your kids. What should be done about the opt-outers?
From Les Miz to anti-Semitic Elmo, the year’s top 10 most Tattler things—none of them (sadly) NSFW
With a little help from Tablet’s readers
New music from Britney Spears, One Direction, and more
The Rockets small forward is also having a breakout NBA season
The Friday Review of Books
Plus Egypt’s Gen. Sisi is Time readers’ Person of the Year, and more
Before concessions on borders, Israel demands its safety be guaranteed
How the new structure advances the debate over prayer at the Western Wall
Legendary South African leader fought for racial equality and peaceful resistance
Happy Hanukkah from Palermo, Sicily
Does sexually graphic material help Jewish continuity? ‘Unclean Lips’ argues for the unseemliness of Bruce, Roth, and their ilk.
The composer of the beloved Hanukkah song ‘Ocho Kandelikas’ shares stories and melodies from her past