Innocent people shouldn’t fear walking down the street, whatever their faith—and everyone must push back against the madness
The lingering effects of his massive Ponzi scheme on a century-old youth group, a Boston philanthropist, and small investors
The country and the world came to a standstill then. Can his death inspire a similar momentum for change?
Abel Meeropol’s ‘Strange Fruit’ gets remixed into Yeezus in a manner worthy of its creator, for song of the year
The Tattler: So what if Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer revive the Von Trapps? Is that so wrong?
On the 26th anniversary of Freedom Sunday, a photographer uses objects to look at the immigrant experience
The activist behind those anti-Christmas billboards says Judaism is incompatible with the views of nonbelievers—like himself
Enough already with blasting shopping as soulless: Jewish tradition is nothing if not a defense of commerce
Even though it’s just a few blocks from our home, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum gave my girls a chance to time-travel
The museum removed photos of gay men at Berlin’s Holocaust memorial from an exhibit on sex and identity
Anti-Semitic graffiti in Hasidic Brooklyn excites the media, but many residents—old and young—shrug
A ghostly chaise at Grossinger’s, rubble at the Concord, and other photos of once-great Catskills resorts
A revival of Yiddish poet H. Leivick’s play reveals a genius at the center of a turn-of-the-century literary scene
After a controversial but predictable debate, a leading New York psychoanalytic society changes its name
Adam Yauch, who died Friday, was a pioneering hip-hop star, a talented MC, and something rarer: a mensch
Scholar Thai Jones traces New York City’s role as a center of American protest, from the anarchist marches of 1914 to Occupy Wall Street today
The Russian immigrant Anna Shteynshleyger, a formerly observant Jew in the contemporary art world, creates lush, melancholy, Edenic works
Thane Rosenbaum’s young-adult novel The Stranger Within Sarah Stein, takes on the Holocaust and Sept. 11 but can’t reconcile Jewish past and future
The skilled Israeli painter, a Holocaust survivor who died two years ago, has a major gallery show in New York. Plus: an interview with his daughter.
Herschel Silverman, a poet and candy store owner from Bayonne, N.J., was immortalized and befriended by Allen Ginsberg. At 85, the beat goes on.
The Son of God takes Manhattan—from Bigger Than Jesus to Godspell—and the people blamed for his death wonder where to turn
Free Men, a film about Muslim members of the French Resistance in World War II, evokes recent surveillance activity by the New York Police Department
A MoMA retrospective reveals an unlikely connection between Cindy Sherman and Jewish stereotypes—and forces questions about individualism
Painter Ward Shelley plays with the history of Judaism in ‘The People of the Book,’ a series of giant, whimsical flowcharts that tell a story
‘Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Call to Transcendence,’ by Shai Held
With raunchy Auschwitz shot, naturally
You can finally blame today’s awful music on your children
Plus Red Sea-Dead Sea pipeline finally happening, and more in the news
Will European health officials take note?
Citing cost, Israeli premier ignites a firestorm among detractors
Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Shlomo Hagler sued by board members
With a little help from Tablet’s readers
New music from Britney Spears, One Direction, and more
Does sexually graphic material help Jewish continuity? ‘Unclean Lips’ argues for the unseemliness of Bruce, Roth, and their ilk.
The composer of the beloved Hanukkah song ‘Ocho Kandelikas’ shares stories and melodies from her past