In David Grand’s atmospheric new novel set in pre-Hollywood Los Angeles, a man can’t outrun his dark New York past
The Torah-observant gentiles of the Hebrew Roots movement get circumcised, lay tefillin, and grow peyos
An investigation into ‘Antichrist Kramer,’ SSP Records, and other labels suggests a history of real-world violence and bigotry
The Council of Four Lands was the central body of Jewish autonomy in Poland for nearly two centuries. What went wrong?
The strange way I learned the story of a man who died defending his trade, his honor, and working-class Jews
The late political theorist, Marxist philosopher, and urbanist, who died this year, was my teacher and spiritual guide
The progressive-era novelist’s greedy, red-haired, Polish Jew, Zerkow, is the 20th century’s greatest golem
The Israeli’s magnum opus, ‘Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow,’ is so good, it should have existed
An international cast of characters is embroiled in a bizarre legal dispute over the late rabbi’s personal collection of books
His thoughts on Jewish strength, Jewish weakness, and the secret history of the Judeo-Episcopate in America
As Matisyahu tours on ‘Spark Seeker,’ will his pop fans snuff out the spiritual fire that lifted him to the top of the charts?
New biographies shed light on the cohort of Germans of Jewish descent who historians have portrayed as having served the Nazis
In the heart of Kashmir, where happiness was a warm AK-47, the weapon was my voice, and my dream
An excerpt from the original Tablet Kindle Single ‘Conspiracy of Letters,’ available from Amazon.com today
He’s the expert who specializes in finding ‘disappeared’ husbands—men who leave their wives without Jewish divorces, or hope
An excerpt from the original Tablet Kindle Single ‘The Swag Man,’ by the Man Booker Prize-winner, available from Amazon.com today
Why Justin Bieber, Elton John, Madonna, and, yes, Alicia Keys, love to play Tel Aviv—and why Israel loves them back
Seventy years ago, Rabbi Aharon Kotler built an enduring community of yeshiva scholars by making peace with capitalism
In search of an Old City street-ball legend whose hoop dreams were as knotted as the Holy Land
Did Zosa Szajkowski save precious documents from the Nazis, or did he steal the cultural patrimony of French Jews?