In the final part of Tablet’s series on French anti-Semitism, echoes and paradoxes of a gruesome murder
Steven Salaita’s case isn’t about free speech. It’s about common sense, and the rightful consequences of bigotry and violence.
Why ‘Islamophobia’ in Europe cannot be equated with anti-Semitism, either in nature or degree
A live-action role-playing game set up a scenario with ‘inmates’ and a ‘furnace.’ What could go wrong?
From Black Rock City to the Negev Desert, the sandy camping trip comes to the Middle East
Karl Stern, Canadian psychiatrist and writer, was in his day a famous Catholic convert. Why has he been forgotten?
‘Let the Celebrations Begin,’ an acclaimed and controversial Australian children’s book, raises questions about Holocaust education
Jewish grandma Isadora Alman pioneered the American sex-advice column, then found her work obsolete.
Talmudic rabbis debate professional eulogizers, trying to strike a balance between the holy and the mundane
If the midterm elections give the GOP more power in Washington, that could actually help Obama’s Mideast peace plans
Israel beats its enemies on the battlefield, but it loses the more important fight, for PR supremacy, to savvier operators like Hezbollah
The United States abandoned Beirut, and Israel takes the blame
Plus Stoudemire, Salita, Youkilis, and non-sports news
Although probe is criticized as soft
Plus IDF cleared on flotilla, another boat approaches, and more in the news
Plus Wolpe on Hitch, NYT on Jews, and more
IDF video of Israel’s raid on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla tells a different story
Israel’s mistake is trying to resolve new political problems with outdated military solutions
A haftorah of counting down and living it up
There’s linkage, too, between U.S. actions in Iraq and Afghanistan and Faisal Shahzad’s bombing attempt in Times Square
U.N. report author sentenced 28 blacks to death
The peace-processors sour, golden Goa, and more
Plus find out what The Skunk is, and more in the news
But Obama is more powerful than ever; and more in the news
Some people lean on neighbors for a cup of sugar. The Fruchters, of Memphis, Tennessee, needed theirs to help them keep the Sabbath.
Forging ancient artifacts, procuring army sick passes, and pretending to be normal after a traumatic brain injury
After making a splash back home, the creators of the Hebrew-language program are launching an English version on Vox Tablet