A new book shows how Austrian Chancellor Bruno Kreisky was the ancestor of the Jews who now serve in the hate-Israel movement
How did Mohamed Merah happen? In the third of a five-part series on anti-Semitism in France, the roots of the Toulouse gunman.
‘You do not have the right to invoke my people’s struggle for your shoddy purposes’
With the No. 1 album in America, the parodist proves yet again the full depth of his genius
Tablet Original Fiction: Angela loves Paul loves Claire loves Adam loves Angela
Richard Linklater’s Boyhood is the best film of 2014, and one of the least Jewish movies ever made
For two weeks at Camp Simcha every summer, campers aren’t kids with cancer or kids with cerebral palsy. They’re just kids.
Antic embellishments, like Esther being good in bed, help Talmudic rabbis to more fully explicate the text’s divine meaning
Irving Finkel, an expert on ancient Mesopotamia, decodes a Babylonian tablet and traces its path to the Book of Genesis
A new box set offers a taste of one of the world’s great Jewish music collections
Oran Etkin takes his cues from Malian griots, Louis Armstrong, and the shtetl
New albums find inspiration in the Passover haggadah
Once bustling, and long silent, Krakow’s streets sing anew
A klezmer musician turns her grandmother’s FBI files into musical theater
Musical stage acts with soul
Musical know-it-alls talk the talk, but can they walk the walk?
The overlapping musical traditions of the Roma and the Jews
Paul Shapiro’s music is a buffet of treats
Two musicians meet at the intersection of then and now
Hill country and the old country merge in a unique folk sound
What happens when 100 klezmer musicians from around the world gather for a photo op?
Composer Osvaldo Golijov
When Italians fell for klezmer, Francesco Spagnolo tuned them in to the forgotten sounds of their own people
A dubious portrait of Shostakovich as dissident has been debunked, but motifs in his work underscore his discord with Soviet power.
Israelis debate end goals of the campaign
Norman Finkelstein, Benjamin Kunkel, Corey Robin among those arrested
‘Schindler’s List’ is a story of redemption—for both the film’s protagonist and its director
And why reporters won’t talk about it
Synagogue and Jewish cars defaced with ‘Hamas’ graffiti
We decided to start sleep training my son, and then the war broke out
Hopes for a ceasefire quashed by renewed hostilities
Chabad crashes Comic-Con
New York, NYRB and Andrew Sullivan promulgate problematic claim
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