The Deep Jewish Roots of Television’s Caesar

The late, great comedian’s ‘Your Show of Shows’ tried to pass in postwar, assimilationist America

In a Previously Unpublished Letter, Sam Bronfman Gives Advice to His 13-year-old Son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

Ariel Sharon: 1928-2014

One of Israel’s legendary military commanders and most influential politicians leaves a legacy that was nearly great

I’ll Miss You, Madiba: One Jewish South African on the Moment Mandela Walked Free

The country and the world came to a standstill then. Can his death inspire a similar momentum for change?

All That Is Solid Melts Into Berman: The Unkempt Emperor of New York Intellectuals

The late political theorist, Marxist philosopher, and urbanist, who died this year, was my teacher and spiritual guide

Israel’s Kurt Cobain Turned Religious Doubt and Mental Illness Into Haunting Music

Gabriel Balachsan, found dead this week at age 37, turned a troubled interior life into powerful art

Marvin Hamlisch (1944-2012)

The widely-celebrated composer was 68.

Mr. Israel

Rafael Halperin—who died last month—was an ordained rabbi, an ambitious businessman, and a middling politician. He was also a professional wrestler.

Exegesis

Jeanette Ingberman—the co-founder of New York’s Exit Art gallery, who died last week—brought a Talmudic sensibility to avant-garde art

Miep Gies Is Dead

Anne Frank protector who saved diaries after arrest was 100

Today on Tablet

A Hanukkah memoir, an important professor dies, and more

Fashion Photog Irving Penn Dies

Was mightier than Jews-as-outsiders stereotype

Remembering Irving Kristol

‘Journal,’ ‘TNR,’ Podhoretz, others eulogize

Mishpacha

Ted Kennedy—friend of Israel, champion of social justice, advocate for Soviet Jews—became part of our family

Don Hewitt on His Judaism

The ‘60 Minutes’ creator died today at 86. For the book ‘Stars of David,’ he talked about his religion.

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