Episode 76: Podcaster Jonathan Goldstein, New York Times columnist Ross Douthat, and Late Night with Stephen Colbert writer Jen Spyra
Jewish bakers are rethinking everything they thought they knew about rye bread. And baguettes. And croissants. And scones.
How a young woman learned the painful lesson that there are times when trying to do what’s ‘right’ can go very, very wrong
My boyfriend’s proper English grandmother was nothing like the fast-walking, loud-talking grandmother I’d grown up with—or was she?
The Wandering Chew’s pop-up dinners showcase a diverse world of Jewish cooking, from Iraqi kubbeh to Mexican gefilte fish
Kitra Cahana’s photographic art and why it was a good match for S.Y. Agnon
Karl Stern, Canadian psychiatrist and writer, was in his day a famous Catholic convert. Why has he been forgotten?
Monday’s election delivered a resounding defeat to the Parti Québécois
Rather than follow previous generations to Ontario, Montreal’s young Jews are saying ‘non’ to the Parti Québécois
The Montreal face-off between Yaacov Herzog and Arnold Toynbee offers ways of discussing the Jewish state that still feel fresh
As Edgar Bronfman is eulogized in Manhattan, looking back to a Jewish coming of age in a time of war and sorrow
Salvos in the bagel wars are being fired at the wrong targets
The Scroll takes a trip to Chez Schwartz’s in Montreal
Mindy Pollak, 24, wins race for Outremont borough councillor
Joe King, who died Saturday at 90, chronicled the city’s rich Jewish past
Neighborhood tensions sparked the 24-year-old’s bid for borough councillor
The Canadian politician maintains his innocence
It’s been quite a summer for Canadian politicians
Plus ultra-Orthodox protest IDF draft changes in New York City, and more
Plus the legacy of King Herod gets another look
A website’s interactive map brings the city’s Jewish past to life, showcasing everything from synagogues to smoked meat
Observant Jews smuggle kosher wine into Quebec and sell it illegally in secret locations, flouting laws they say are anti-Semitic
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.
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.
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.
Today on Tablet
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
Black Swan and Barney’s Version can both be seen as grappling with how to portray Jewishness onscreen. One succeeds; the other fails.
Recalling the heyday of the Romanian-Jewish steakhouse
Why anti-Zionism festers in a country otherwise known for its friendliness