In the final part of Tablet’s series on French anti-Semitism, echoes and paradoxes of a gruesome murder
Steven Salaita’s case isn’t about free speech. It’s about common sense, and the rightful consequences of bigotry and violence.
Why ‘Islamophobia’ in Europe cannot be equated with anti-Semitism, either in nature or degree
A live-action role-playing game set up a scenario with ‘inmates’ and a ‘furnace.’ What could go wrong?
From Black Rock City to the Negev Desert, the sandy camping trip comes to the Middle East
Karl Stern, Canadian psychiatrist and writer, was in his day a famous Catholic convert. Why has he been forgotten?
‘Let the Celebrations Begin,’ an acclaimed and controversial Australian children’s book, raises questions about Holocaust education
Jewish grandma Isadora Alman pioneered the American sex-advice column, then found her work obsolete.
Talmudic rabbis debate professional eulogizers, trying to strike a balance between the holy and the mundane
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.
Area designated ‘state land,’ paving the way for major settlement construction
Nazi leader’s former residence in Austria will be a ‘House of Responsibility’
CEO says boycott threats aren’t the reason behind potential factory move
Two teens behind suicide bomb plot part of ‘network of young Islamists’
There were more than 40 events this year celebrating Jewish culture
Two-night television series premieres Labor Day on the History channel
Hillel the Elder’s 2,000-year-old rabbinic quote is basically the new YOLO
How Maimonides explains the Hello Kitty controversy
Israeli police rule out criminality in death of 23-year-old last seen hiking
Some people lean on neighbors for a cup of sugar. The Fruchters, of Memphis, Tennessee, needed theirs to help them keep the Sabbath.
Forging ancient artifacts, procuring army sick passes, and pretending to be normal after a traumatic brain injury
After making a splash back home, the creators of the Hebrew-language program are launching an English version on Vox Tablet