Thanks to the Internet, Jerusalem seems closer than ever—but thanks to her government’s policy, remains out of reach
Innocent people shouldn’t fear walking down the street, whatever their faith—and everyone must push back against the madness
The lingering effects of his massive Ponzi scheme on a century-old youth group, a Boston philanthropist, and small investors
Abel Meeropol’s ‘Strange Fruit’ gets remixed into Yeezus in a manner worthy of its creator, for song of the year
The Tattler: So what if Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer revive the Von Trapps? Is that so wrong?
On the 26th anniversary of Freedom Sunday, a photographer uses objects to look at the immigrant experience
An ancient principle of Judaism, debated at length in the Oral Law, is that it is a sin to count Jews—or is it?
My family’s history gave me a pedigree as a Jewish New Yorker—until a visit revealed how quickly the past disappeared
When I got married, my sheitel was a symbol of my wedding vows and my Orthodoxy. Then it became a symbol of my discontent.
A new book examines the place of Sephardim in America
Sholem Aleichem’s newly-translated novel fails to rise to the heights reached by his stories
Molly Picon’s scrapbooks bring back memories
Flipping through the world of ultra-Orthodox women’s magazines
Getting under the cheerful surface of historical signage
Paul Shapiro’s music is a buffet of treats
How a tubercular shoemaker became a great Yiddish poet
Ruth Wisse takes on anti-Semitism and Jewish discomfort with being in charge
Michael Chabon’s new novel depicts a frozen homeland where beat cops speak Yiddish, snack on blintzes, and chase Hasidic gangsters
A popular Yiddish novelist strove for immortality by taking on Jesus, but it cost him his core audience and made him a marked man
On Aaron Sorkin’s new show, the banter is flying and the Christian right is raging
Luba Kadison, once a member of famed Yiddish theater company the Vilna Troupe, reminisces about her past
Why the Yiddish workers’ movement was an American phenomenon
A hipster scholar makes room on his provocative playlist for the jubilant, in-your-face shtick of Mickey Katz
My night with Kanye West and 20,000 other believers
‘Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Call to Transcendence,’ by Shai Held
With raunchy Auschwitz shot, naturally
You can finally blame today’s awful music on your children
Plus Red Sea-Dead Sea pipeline finally happening, and more in the news
Will European health officials take note?
Citing cost, Israeli premier ignites a firestorm among detractors
Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Shlomo Hagler sued by board members
With a little help from Tablet’s readers
Does sexually graphic material help Jewish continuity? ‘Unclean Lips’ argues for the unseemliness of Bruce, Roth, and their ilk.
The composer of the beloved Hanukkah song ‘Ocho Kandelikas’ shares stories and melodies from her past