The first stop on a possible rise to the major leagues for a kid from Heschel? The wilds of suburban Houston.
A ‘moving’ tale of a synagogue being trucked across Texas
Hold the applesauce and skip the sour cream. Grab some pico de gallo and wrap your Hanukkah treats in a breakfast taco instead.
Richard Linklater’s Boyhood is the best film of 2014, and one of the least Jewish movies ever made
Faces 33 months in prison for calling in threat to Houston congregation
Texas Governor Rick Perry boasts Semitic street cred at Los Angeles deli
Quirky Jewish deli truck serves up falafel and vegan Reubens in Austin, TX
In the late 1950s, the Jewish department store mogul salvaged Chanel’s reputation—and burnished his own
But in December 1963, the new president made up the date, honoring a long Jewish friendship
Plus Kerry says peace talks have intensified, and more in the news
The Scroll is on location at the massive tech gathering in Austin
A tale of teenage yuletide high jinx
Bringing the cheer to the Lone Star State
The cosmic cowboy may ride the campaign trail again
The NYT gives two stars to a Lone Star restaurant
With an American flag in her hand, my immigrant grandmother stood up to a gang of Texas roughnecks
The born-again ABC show offers Kristin Chenoweth, camp, and TV that doesn’t require Talmudic analysis
Today on Tablet
Basketball semifinal will be played Friday afternoon following judge’s order
A new initiative encourages Orthodox families to move to Houston, where Jewish life is affordable—but will New Yorkers be enticed by kosher chili?
Should ‘probably’ insert foot in mouth
Front-running Texas gov. is not playing to the Jewish crowd
Write *this* on the doorposts of your house!
Trouble in the lone star state, love for the tastebuds, and more
Joe Straus, the Republican speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, has been targeted by the Tea Party. The anti-Semitic attacks against him suggest not all politics is local.
Call for ‘Christians and true Conservatives’ instead of Straus
Zionism goes viral, Jew v. Klan, and more
An educational retreat may raise more questions than it answers
Suicide note may indicate pilot’s anti-Semitism
Plus Wisse kvells over Yiddish, Israel sells itself, and more