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
After stints working in graphic design and pizza-making, Noah Wildman found his true culinary calling in making a better knish
The shul on Stanton Street outlasted others in a neighborhood once dense with them. One writer spent his summer trying to find out why. An excerpt.
A brief guide to knishes in the United States
A Jewish Museum exhibit on the New York Photo League shows how its photographers fetishized poverty for the sake of propaganda
The pickle, reviled by American food purists, was a staple of the Jewish immigrant diet
Plus hip prayer shawls, McCain calls for Pollard’s release, and more
On the late Lou Reed’s 69th birthday, Elizabeth Wurtzel explained that contrary to the assertions of Philip Roth and others, the problem with Jewish male artists is not that they are too nice
Israeli clarinetist Anat Cohen, a master of expressive improvisation, leads a talented wave of expatriate musicians flooding the New York jazz scene
Josh Yuter, punny Twitterer
When immigrant Lower East Side moms rioted over tonsillectomies
Plus Cantor ups profile, ‘TAL’ takes last breath, and more
When I lived upstairs from the Jewish Defense Organization, Hitler was a presence on the Lower East Side
Plus leave Chomsky alone! and more
Two Jewish theater companies, three opinions
Plus happy 100th to a New York knishery, and more
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