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
European cineastes clash with American ironists and shlock-meisters at the film-world’s biggest hoedown
Russian-born Julia Loktev’s haunting new The Loneliest Planet sends beautiful youth into the wilderness
The Possession, starring Matisyahu, fails to live up to the potential of Jewish horror films
Accused rapist, a Jew, decries ‘age-old witch hunt of a minority group’
Lindsay, Mel, and a Lesson in Yiddish
Plus Lebanon simmering, and more
Plus Woody speaks up for justice, and more in the news
Director issues first self-defense since arrest
A haftorah of enemies, real and imagined
Plus Polanski’s request, another Ponzi scheme, and more in the news
Plus Polanski’s way out, Egypt’s hated wall, and more in the news
Plus smoked meat in a pastrami town
Novelist-provocateur thinks religion, not rape, to blame for director’s woes
With silence from Switzerland, everyone else debates director’s arrest
Fagin’s dearest companions have been villains and thieves. This time Roman Polanski makes him a victim.
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
The Rockets small forward is also having a breakout NBA season
The Friday Review of Books
Plus Egypt’s Gen. Sisi is Time readers’ Person of the Year, 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