There are many stereotypes of Jewish women, and mail-order bride isn’t one of them. But in the 19th century, some left Eastern Europe for the American frontier, where they married men they’d never met.
Celebrating the man who made Tevye sing
Plus the Jews are thriving in Baltimore, and more
With her debut novel, The Cosmopolitans, Nadia Kalman expands the boundaries of Soviet-Jewish immigrant fiction
Composer passes mere days after writer
Fyvush Finkel’s career, rooted in Yiddish theater, has lasted nearly eight decades. And he’s not planning on retirement anytime soon.
Movies for the Mourning
Inquiring Tablet commenters want to know!
After 42 years, ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ star Topol is still stuck in Anatevka
Sholem Aleichem’s newly-translated novel fails to rise to the heights reached by his stories
The enigmatic “Jew fairy” at the center of The Boys in the Band
Funky soul from the desert and other musical surprises
Josh Kun finds forgotten treasures in old, discarded LPs
Let go of your skepticism about new Jewish music
The works that shaped my imagination
A conversation with Alisa Solomon about the first—and last—Zionist musical comedy on Broadway
Henry Goodman explores the inner workings of a milkman-patriarch
After Fiddler and The Apple Tree, Harnick and Bock took on a different challenge
Preemptive strikes denounced an “ethnically cleansed” revival, and critics took the bait. But does nostalgia really honor tradition?