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
Laura Secor discusses her new ‘New Yorker’ dispatch from Iran
Judah Loew’s lost golem wanders New York in search of answers and lands a job at a prestigious magazine. Is he really cut out for a desk job?
Michael Chabon may finally score a hit as a screenwriter for Disney’s new sci-fi flick John Carter. But will success in Hollywood ruin his fiction?
Alison Klayman went to China and found her big break. The documentary she made there, Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, premiered at Sundance.
The Holocaust, Israel, and Jewish identity
The Canadian magazine Adbusters sparked the Occupy Wall Street movement. It also has a weakness for Israel-bashing conspiracy theories.
How poetry helped one scholar understand his mother
Hersh makes the case in ‘The New Yorker’
The edited typescript of “Eichmann in Jerusalem” reveals New Yorker editor William Shawn’s meticulous work
Congratulating the ASME winner
A fresh look at Lawrence Wright’s reporting on the church
Remnick, of The New Yorker, on Haaretz
Intellectual skywriting with James Wood, Harold Bloom, and more!
Hell, we discovered the thing
Reviewers of David Grossman’s To the End of the Land have confused the author’s grief with his artistry—and have misread the book
CEO says boycott threats aren’t the reason behind potential factory move
Teens planning suicide bombing reportedly 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
San Diego Chargers commentator will sit next game out after ‘cheap’ joke
Leading Reform rabbi cites newspaper’s one-sided coverage of Gaza war
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