From smashing Google Glasses to rejecting peace talks, failing to understand natural rights is leading to some very dark places
Members of the Mimouna Club have made it their mission to learn about Jews and Jewish life as a way of learning about themselves
In his memoir ‘Positive,’ Michael Saag warns that our broken health care system is more dangerous than the AIDS epidemic
The cab-driving poet and his wife marched alone together in the Israel Day Parade
At the intersection of artifice and experience comes a beguiling fantasia on Jewish themes, ‘I Pity the Poor Immigrant’
Before writing a novel about the gangster’s immigrant yearnings, I went digging in the dark corners where he lived
My grandfather told me his hometown no longer existed. But I found it—and finally came to appreciate my own heritage.
My father used to share his harrowing childhood memories every year at the Seder. Now I make sure his memories will survive.
A universe of blogs has sprung up where issues of Jewish law and rabbinic authority are discussed in unprecedented ways
An excerpt from a new history of Commentary shows how the fiction published in the magazine’s early years shook not just the world of Jewish literature but the very foundations of American letters
A thrilling cache of the late writer’s letters
In a new book, Robert Alter examines the debt American literature owes to the King James Bible
In The Escape, Adam Thirlwell grapples with Jewishness, carnality, and the essence of fiction
With Ben Stiller as the shlemiel
In the Glass family apartment, Jewish pork, Davos Shabbos, and more
Salinger may have predated Roth, but he was also a step ahead
In his essays on the writing life, Michael Greenberg emerges as figure out of Bellow
Adam Thirlwell’s latest gets mixed reaction
A novelist reflects on what it means to be a Jewish writer
The rise and fall of Isaac Rosenfeld, Saul Bellow’s great rival
Where have all Bernard Malamud’s readers gone?
A fresh look at the laughingstock of psychoanalysis
Augie March, who turns 50 this year, starts his journey in Chicago. Bellow avoided it altogether while creating this legendary character, but no matter where he went, the city dominated his imagination.
Since the American language was available to everyone, Bellow and his Jewish peers were determined to “use it with a certain spirit.”
Leaflets telling Jews to register with authorities not actually from ‘authorities’
‘Hate speech’ charges stemmed from 2012 Rolling Stone interview
Her pitch perfect Aaron Sorkin parody is the smart, gutsy humor we need
Victims’ families speak at moving memorial service in Overland Park, Kansas
Matzos Coffee, the sweet, sugary European treat that’s as simple as it sounds
Embracing a simple, rewarding practice devoted to Jewish moral conduct
Celebrate National Poetry Month with Tablet’s stories about poets and poems
Yusuf Islam gets inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
A poem by Andrea Cohen for Passover and National Poetry Month
Liel Leibovitz, who has a new book out on the rock ’n’ roll poet, looks at how Cohen’s songs evolved from bleak to transcendent
Correspondence templates taught Jews both literacy and how to be modern. A new anthology shows their entertainment value.