In the final part of Tablet’s series on French anti-Semitism, echoes and paradoxes of a gruesome murder
Steven Salaita’s case isn’t about free speech. It’s about common sense, and the rightful consequences of bigotry and violence.
Why ‘Islamophobia’ in Europe cannot be equated with anti-Semitism, either in nature or degree
A live-action role-playing game set up a scenario with ‘inmates’ and a ‘furnace.’ What could go wrong?
From Black Rock City to the Negev Desert, the sandy camping trip comes to the Middle East
Karl Stern, Canadian psychiatrist and writer, was in his day a famous Catholic convert. Why has he been forgotten?
‘Let the Celebrations Begin,’ an acclaimed and controversial Australian children’s book, raises questions about Holocaust education
Jewish grandma Isadora Alman pioneered the American sex-advice column, then found her work obsolete.
Talmudic rabbis debate professional eulogizers, trying to strike a balance between the holy and the mundane
The legendary rocker left behind a massive estate when he died in 2013
City Winery’s popular annual Downtown Seder heads to the West Coast
If there are moral victories to be had, a vote for Lou Reed is one of them
From her new perch in Los Angeles, the Tattler realizes—and mourns—what she lost when she left Lou Reed’s New York
Lou Reed’s impact carries from art to politics
An encounter with legendary rock star Lou Reed, who died this weekend at 71
The Brooklyn-born punk star, writer, and poet altered the New York cultural landscape
Or at least kept Lou Reed from punching me at a dinner party
Plus Alicia Keys confirms Israeli concert, Lou Reed recovering, and more
The rock star’s new tribute to his teacher, the writer Delmore Schwartz, illuminates their common genius
Plus Jew-school advances to championship, the AIPAC Three, and more
How a Jew, a WASP, and a Catholic found the perfect religious balance and made the Velvet Underground one of the greatest rock bands in history
Delmore Schwartz, once one of America’s most celebrated writers, died mad and forgotten, having produced little in his later life. His story remains a compelling cautionary tale for American Jews.
Plus the man who gave us Passover Coke, and more
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Some people lean on neighbors for a cup of sugar. The Fruchters, of Memphis, Tennessee, needed theirs to help them keep the Sabbath.
Forging ancient artifacts, procuring army sick passes, and pretending to be normal after a traumatic brain injury
After making a splash back home, the creators of the Hebrew-language program are launching an English version on Vox Tablet