A new book shows how Austrian Chancellor Bruno Kreisky was the ancestor of the Jews who now serve in the hate-Israel movement
How did Mohamed Merah happen? In the third of a five-part series on anti-Semitism in France, the roots of the Toulouse gunman.
‘You do not have the right to invoke my people’s struggle for your shoddy purposes’
With the No. 1 album in America, the parodist proves yet again the full depth of his genius
Tablet Original Fiction: Angela loves Paul loves Claire loves Adam loves Angela
Richard Linklater’s Boyhood is the best film of 2014, and one of the least Jewish movies ever made
For two weeks at Camp Simcha every summer, campers aren’t kids with cancer or kids with cerebral palsy. They’re just kids.
Antic embellishments, like Esther being good in bed, help Talmudic rabbis to more fully explicate the text’s divine meaning
Irving Finkel, an expert on ancient Mesopotamia, decodes a Babylonian tablet and traces its path to the Book of Genesis
Plus Israeli museums look for Nazi-looted art, and more in the news
If there are moral victories to be had, a vote for Lou Reed is one of them
Plus Sorkin’s Jewish characters, a ‘Simpsons’ catchphrase is born, and more
Simple guidelines for making moms neurotic, from Marge Simpson’s favorite magazine, Fretful Mother
Like religion, TV shows must understand how to tell stories over time if they hope to endure. The Simpsons gets it. Downton Abbey doesn’t.
Islamic Republic outlaws Homer dolls
Abbas recasts failure to reconcile as selling point at the U.N.
Plus an evening with Salinger, and more
Plus Jesus and ‘The Simpsons,’ and more
Borat and Bart, the internet as shtetl, and last Afghani Jew wants a break
The Golem migrates from Prague to Springfield
Israelis debate end goals of the campaign
Norman Finkelstein, Benjamin Kunkel, Corey Robin among those arrested
‘Schindler’s List’ is a story of redemption—for both the film’s protagonist and its director
And why reporters won’t talk about it
Synagogue and Jewish cars defaced with ‘Hamas’ graffiti
We decided to start sleep training my son, and then the war broke out
Hopes for a ceasefire quashed by renewed hostilities
Chabad crashes Comic-Con
New York, NYRB and Andrew Sullivan promulgate problematic claim
How one shy, whistle-blowing intern in an Amsterdam archive uncovered a travesty that insulted a decimated community
Two economists argue that literacy, not laws forbidding land ownership, created a small, widely dispersed and highly skilled minority