A new genre of journalism brings up the good, the bad, and the ugly of liberal soul-searching
Don’t call yourselves progressives if you put up with religiously zealous, violent maniacs like Hamas
AIPAC, the so-called Jewish Lobby, has no influence in the White House and is scared to speak out
Art-world pervert flaunts mirrored balloons, oodles of cash at the Whitney
What happened when Kenneth Fearing’s Communist sympathies came up against his ideas about art?
Now that you know the novelist’s incestuous secrets, is his newly reissued ‘Mercy of a Rude Stream’ quartet worth reading or not?
Brian Schwadron studied with indigenous healers around the world. Now he’s using what he learned to create wedding banquets.
Roman Jews have had a long love affair with tomatoes. This recipe for oven-browned ‘pomodori a mezzo’ will show you why.
For two weeks at Camp Simcha every summer, campers aren’t kids with cancer or kids with cerebral palsy. They’re just kids.
Outsider jazz great Allen Lowe scorns his neighbors, argues endlessly with himself
Clarinetist David Krakauer unites iconic films, animation, and a swinging sextet in a rollicking multimedia project
Talking to the musician about jazz, Lenny Bruce, and being an outsider
The genre-bending musician channels the notion of ‘Zion’ through reggae-dub
The top 10 Christmas songs written by Jews, from ‘Silver Bells’ to ‘Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow’
Grammy-winning jazz pianist Alon Yavnai enlists the help of a robust ensemble to invoke Latin, African, and Middle Eastern rhythms on a new album
With A Dreamers Christmas, subversive jazz musician John Zorn makes a straightforward holiday album that’s radical in its own way
Yoshie Fruchter and his band, Pitom, delve into repentance on the new album Blasphemy and Other Serious Crimes, a jazz-metal take on confession
A handful of Jewish entrepreneurs are reinventing the jazz scene in New Orleans, a city with a tiny and aging Jewish population but a strong musical tradition in which different cultures have long mixed
Composer and bassist Omer Avital joins American jazz with Israeli and Arab styles, especially Yemeni and Moroccan, to create music with a new and vital connection to a shared Middle Eastern past
Israeli clarinetist Anat Cohen, a master of expressive improvisation, leads a talented wave of expatriate musicians flooding the New York jazz scene
Two bands cultivate the ‘Afro-Judaic’ aesthetic
A pair of Swiss musicians brought their Jewishness back from the dead
Israeli expats are bringing the sounds of their youth to new jazz projects
Oran Etkin takes his cues from Malian griots, Louis Armstrong, and the shtetl
Faring better than Europe, but with clouds on the horizon
Says Legendary Photojournalist Tyler Hicks is Bad at His Job
More of the shallowest, least thoughtful commentators of the week
‘Every two minutes, we hear a bombardment’
Kills two in surprise attack Friday morning
Rediscovering the relevance of a Streisand classic
The author of Tablet’s ‘France’s Toxic Hate’ series discusses his background
Netanyahu vows to press on until tunnel threat eliminated
On August 2, 1944, Nazis liquidated the concentration camp’s Gypsy section
Irving Finkel, an expert on ancient Mesopotamia, decodes a Babylonian tablet and traces its path to the Book of Genesis
How one shy, whistle-blowing intern in an Amsterdam archive uncovered a travesty that insulted a decimated community
Two economists argue that literacy, not laws forbidding land ownership, created a small, widely dispersed and highly skilled minority