Philip Berg founded an international network of Kabballah Centres
I never got to meet my grandmother, but the place I feel closest to her has always been her yahrzeit plaque in our synagogue
TV and film director Jill Soloway has been running a de facto Jewish community. The question is whether it can outlast her success.
The award-winning director talks about why ‘Afternoon Delight’ begins with a lap dance and ends with Shabbat
The New York rock band is getting an LA team
The first-ever Farsi-language history book about the Holocaust comes out just as Mahmoud Ahmadinejad leaves office
The versatile artist’s summer exhibit at the Skirball Center welcomes visitors into the lost world of his Holocaust survivor parents
The woman responsible for ‘In Treatment’ on living in the diaspora, defending Israel, and grabbing a cigarette with a general
Walter Mosley talks about his best-selling books, Jewish L.A., and identifying with Isaac Bashevis Singer
Hamburger chain Burgerim opens its first American store, serving fast food with a Middle Eastern twist
John Garfield, the tough, underrated Hollywood star who would have turned 100 today, embodied Jewish pride
A Jewish deli favorite endures in a Mexican-American neighborhood that was once L.A.’s Lower East Side
In the race to become the next mayor, candidates play up their Jewish cred
Part II: “Los Angelenos”
An Israeli reality TV show sends hopeful Mizrahi pop stars to California to chase the American Dream
In 2007, I traveled to Sderot to make a film. Months later, I made it my home—and Gaza my neighbor.
Tablet Original Fiction: When a man of science loves a woman of God, what lies between them?
The 1960s radical decades ago switched his politics, fleeing the New Left to become a conservative provocateur. Then the right wing left him behind.
Varian Fry led the effort to save Hannah Arendt, Marc Chagall, and thousands of other European intellectuals from the Nazis. Why was he forgotten?
Brooklyn-born photographer Julius Shulman, the subject of two recent books, captured Los Angeles’ development into a center of modernism
Agenda: Sol Lewitt and Talmudic debate in New York, Jonathan Safran Foer reinterpreted in North Carolina, Chagall in Canada, and more
Agenda: Tovah Feldshuh gets old, New York City dines out for farmers, the Klezmatics play Prague, and more
Today on Tablet
At the newly trendy Hollywood Forever Cemetery, where half of the graves belong to Jews, a long history of criminal association lives on
Seriously, like the most L.A. thing you’ll ever read
No word on whether it moves west down Ventura Boulevard
Doreen Seidler-Feller, a Los Angeles psychologist, observant Jew, and rabbi’s wife, has a thriving practice as a sex therapist to the Orthodox
Thirty years after the Islamic Revolution made them exiles, the Persian Jews of Los Angeles are split in new ways by an old question: how much to hold on to religious and cultural traditions forged in a country that now hates them
The short-lived American Football League, merged into the NFL after Super Bowl IV, invented the modern media spectacle that is pro football. And three Jews invented the show that was the AFL.
Plus Allen is back and more Jewish than ever, and more