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 influential artist talks about his Jewish Museum retrospective, ‘Mad’ magazine, and how the Shoah trumps art all of the time
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
A newly translated excerpt unearths the lives—from the shtetl to Auschwitz—of ancestors who died before the author was born
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
A Holocaust survivor wrestles with the angel of history on the beach in Tel Aviv
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 original translation of new Hebrew fiction from Bernstein Prize-winner Dror Burstein, author of ‘Kin’
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
A visit with Arkady Gendler, the last link to the living roots of Yiddish culture, on the eve of a new album
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?
The quixotic quest to read meaning in the patterns of a bizarre manuscript that has bedeviled scholars for years
How ethnographer Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett became the keeper of Poland’s Jewish heritage
The Internet says the Lost Temple of Israel is hidden in the South Pacific. A reporter went to investigate.
The Internet says the ruins of the First Temple are in the South Pacific. Matthew Fishbane went to find them.
Tablet Original Fiction: A father and son go to Germany after the Holocaust to adopt a Jewish child
On a quest for Jewish soul at the ‘Blues for Challah’ Grateful Dead Shabbat retreat
Does a rock in New Mexico show the Ten Commandments in ancient Hebrew? Harvard professor says yes.
Tablet Fiction: a haunting tale of sexual abuse among the Orthodox
Tablet Original Fiction: Broken lives collide in the shadow of the Cyclone