When language itself becomes a political battleground, it’s time to stop talking
There’s a website for that
Director Michel Gondry illustrated hours of interviews for his new film
An eccentric Jerusalem-based researcher believes he’s found the key to the origin of tongues—in the Bible
They could have just read our Q&A with him
Plus an explosion rocks central Beirut
That was the half-year that was, on The Scroll
Comment of the week
Intellectual condemns Bin Laden raid, compares al-Qaida favorably to U.S.
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.
Today on Tablet
The world’s most important leftist intellectual talks about his Zionist childhood and his time with Hezbollah
Recent right-wing rejections of Einstein’s theory of relativity echo Nazi dismissals of what they called ‘Jewish Physics’
Still with the Rosenbergs?
Plus Woody speaks up for justice, and more in the news
Plus Chomsky turned back, Rahm ‘screwed up,’ and more in the news
‘Israel Lobby’ co-author names ‘New Afrikaners,’ ‘Righteous Jews’