In an excerpt from ‘The People and the Books,’ a portrait of Glückel of Hameln, the 17th-century Jewish woman whose access to Judaism’s foundational stories was through the Tsenerene, a Yiddish retelling of the Torah
In an excerpt from ‘Mamaleh Knows Best,’ tips for turning your children into mensches
The forgotten Ivy League sex scandal of 1960—an excerpt from Tablet’s print magazine
In an excerpt from Chanan Tigay’s new ‘The Lost Book of Moses,’ a historical detective tracks down what could be the original Book of Deuteronomy
In an essay from ‘My Father’s Guitar and Other Imaginary Things,’ learning to understand the bargains we make with God—and ourselves
In this excerpt from his new memoir ‘High Holiday Porn,’ Eytan Bayme remembers tasting something he’d never tried before
An excerpt from Letty Cottin Pogrebin’s new novel, ‘Single Jewish Male Seeking Soul Mate’
In her new memoir ‘Surrendering Oz,’ Bonnie Friedman visits a cemetery that helps open the door to her new life
Carter thought he was a psycho, but the man the British called ‘Terrorist No. 1’ proved himself to be a canny negotiator
In David Grand’s atmospheric new novel set in pre-Hollywood Los Angeles, a man can’t outrun his dark New York past
In this excerpt from her new memoir ‘On My Knees,’ Periel Aschenbrand finds comfort in a visit from her blunt Israeli cousin
Is misfortune God’s doing? A new work on The Book of Job asks what kind of world we live in.
The centenarian hero of the forthcoming novel Liebestod enjoys a ménage à six with a rabbi’s wife, a Brazilian bombshell, and a three-legged cat
In the late Umberto Eco’s 2010 novel, 19th-century Europe is a land of ominous mystery, and a Parisian junk shop is the passage to a lost world. An excerpt.
A journalist investigates a mysterious murder in Casablanca, home to the last Jewish community in the Arab world. An excerpt from the forthcoming The Honored Dead.
In his memoir, the famous refusenik remembered celebrating Hanukkah in the Soviet Gulag