Back in the USSR

Gal Beckerman recalls the Struggle for Soviet Jewry, which reinvigorated a tradition of Jewish political engagement

2,000-Year-Old Man

Reconsidering Hillel, the legendary rabbi whose distillation of Judaism’s core teachings still applies

In the Rearview

Novelist Darin Strauss talks about living with, and atoning for, a terrible car accident

Today on Tablet

Defending Wiesenthal, not healing the world, and more

Visiting the Dead

A visit to New York’s Mount Carmel Cemetery highlights how far American Jews have drifted from their immigrant ancestors, geographically and ritually

Power Chords

Yiddish Princess takes rock and roll (and Yiddish) to a whole new level

Man Out of Time

Discussing ‘The Frozen Rabbi’ with author Steve Stern, who’s stuck in the Jewish past

Her Body, Her Self

From the archives: How a poet made the transition from man to woman

Holy Water

A new book reveals the secrets of the mikveh

End of an Era

How a murder by a British major helped end the British Mandate in Palestine

A Bronx Tale

Following the trail of the Grand Concourse from premier address to place of ruin

Beyond Longing

Andre Aciman takes up the motifs explored in his memoir—desire, home, and memory—in a steamy debut novel, Call Me by Your Name.

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