‘You do not have the right to invoke my people’s struggle for your shoddy purposes’
A week visiting my family in Israel
Shmuley Boteach—rabbi, sexpert, Michael Jackson pal—has led many lives. But none of them can obliterate his past.
With the No. 1 album in America, the parodist proves yet again the full depth of his genius
Tablet Original Fiction: Angela loves Paul loves Claire loves Adam loves Angela
Richard Linklater’s Boyhood is the best film of 2014, and one of the least Jewish movies ever made
Irving Finkel, an expert on ancient Mesopotamia, decodes a Babylonian tablet and traces its path to the Book of Genesis
I don’t talk like my fellow Torontonians because I was raised inside the ‘Bathurst Bubble,’ the city’s Jewish community
It wasn’t as big as Batman, but ‘Mendy and the Golem’ gave Jewish kids a taste of pop culture—with a rabbinical seal of approval
Poland gives tribute on the 70th anniversary
Warsaw’s newest museum rests on the site of the former Jewish ghetto
Why you should learn to spell the name of the mastermind of Poland’s relations with Germany and the Jews
A guided tour of Polish Jewry’s greatest treasure, once buried in the rubble of Warsaw
The Holocaust destroyed Plock’s Jewish community. But the exodus started decades earlier, after World War I.
An adventure in dumpling consumption
Zygmunt Miłoszewski plumbs the country’s painful past in his best-selling thrillers
How Chava Rosenfarb survived the Lodz ghetto to write a masterpiece about the experience
My relative wrote one of the Shoah’s most revealing documents. Why doesn’t anyone know of it?
Finding answers on a first walk through Warsaw
The week of the 70th anniversary of the ghetto uprising, Tablet magazine reported from Poland
Did Zosa Szajkowski save precious documents from the Nazis, or did he steal the cultural patrimony of French Jews?
Photographer Łukasz Baksik hunts repurposed matzevot, burial markers turned cornerstones and cobbles
How ethnographer Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett became the keeper of Poland’s Jewish heritage
Plus Poland’s ban on ritual slaughter will end supply of kosher meat
How one shy, whistle-blowing intern in an Amsterdam archive uncovered a travesty that insulted a decimated community
Two economists argue that literacy, not laws forbidding land ownership, created a small, widely dispersed and highly skilled minority