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Putting More Than Smoked Meat and Wood-Fired Bagels on Montreal’s Menu

The Wandering Chew’s pop-up dinners showcase a diverse world of Jewish cooking, from Iraqi kubbeh to Mexican gefilte fish

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Jerusalem Above / Jerusalem Below

Kitra Cahana’s photographic art and why it was a good match for S.Y. Agnon

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The Freudian Became a Catholic

Karl Stern, Canadian psychiatrist and writer, was in his day a famous Catholic convert. Why has he been forgotten?

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Quebec Voters Say Non to Anti-Religious Charter

Monday’s election delivered a resounding defeat to the Parti Québécois

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Facing a New Wave of French Canadian Nationalism, Quebec’s Jews Stand Their Ground

Rather than follow previous generations to Ontario, Montreal’s young Jews are saying ‘non’ to the Parti Québécois

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When an Israeli Ambassador Debated a British Historian on Israel’s Legitimacy—and Won

The Montreal face-off between Yaacov Herzog and Arnold Toynbee offers ways of discussing the Jewish state that still feel fresh

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In a Previously Unpublished Letter, Sam Bronfman Gives Advice to His 13-year-old Son

As Edgar Bronfman is eulogized in Manhattan, looking back to a Jewish coming of age in a time of war and sorrow

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It’s OK to Admit It: Montreal Can Make a Bagel

Salvos in the bagel wars are being fired at the wrong targets

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The Origin Story of Smoked Meat on Rye

The Scroll takes a trip to Chez Schwartz’s in Montreal

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Montreal Elects First Hasidic Woman to Office

Mindy Pollak, 24, wins race for Outremont borough councillor

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The Keeper of Montreal’s Jewish History

Joe King, who died Saturday at 90, chronicled the city’s rich Jewish past

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Meet Mindy Pollak, Montreal’s Hasidic Candidate

Neighborhood tensions sparked the 24-year-old’s bid for borough councillor

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Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum Resigns

The Canadian politician maintains his innocence

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Montreal’s First Jewish Mayor Arrested for Fraud

It’s been quite a summer for Canadian politicians

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Daybreak: Abbas Rejected Offer to Free Prisoners

Plus ultra-Orthodox protest IDF draft changes in New York City, and more

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Sundown: Nigeria Foils Iranian Terror Cell

Plus the legacy of King Herod gets another look

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Montreal, Virtual Jewish Museum

A website’s interactive map brings the city’s Jewish past to life, showcasing everything from synagogues to smoked meat

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Montreal’s Kosher Bootleggers

Observant Jews smuggle kosher wine into Quebec and sell it illegally in secret locations, flouting laws they say are anti-Semitic

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The Pugilist

Friends and Politics, Part 3: Norman Podhoretz. The neoconservative icon and I weren’t personally close, but we shared a more important bond, over the struggle to defend Israel and American Jewry.

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The Socialist

Friends and Politics, Part 2: Irving Howe. The prominent critic and I worked on Yiddish translations together, but a dispute over Israel and its Arab neighbors ruptured our relationship—until we reconnected over literature.

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The Novelist

Friends and Politics, Part 1: Saul Bellow. The Nobel Prize-winner and I shared a love of literature and of Yiddish, but our friendship was tested by decades-long disagreements over politics.

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Québec Days

Today on Tablet

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Aux Armes

A recent series of anti-Semitic attacks in Montreal hints at a new kind of internationally influenced hate crime in Quebec, a semi-autonomous province with a wave of Muslim immigrants

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Double Bill

Black Swan and Barney’s Version can both be seen as grappling with how to portray Jewishness onscreen. One succeeds; the other fails.

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In Its Prime

Recalling the heyday of the Romanian-Jewish steakhouse

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Oh, Canada

Why anti-Zionism festers in a country otherwise known for its friendliness

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Montreal Police Test Holocaust Soap

Not of the clean variety

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Sundown: Tanks Enter Gaza

Plus dirty soup, matzo (basket)ball, and more

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A Montreal Jewish Deli Grows in Brooklyn

We head to Mile End

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Sundown: This Town Ain’t Big Enough For Both Bagels

Plus A’jad in Damascus, Madoff by any other name, and more

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