French journalist says that alleged shooter Mehdi Nemmouche was his jailer in Syria, may have also tormented James Foley
A new piece of legislation seeks to upset the status quo over which language the Jewish state deems official. It’s deeply misguided.
New York State starves schools of money. In East Ramapo, Orthodox Jews—and special-needs children—get the blame.
The dynamic conductor and genius behind ‘West Side Story’ also wrote classical works. Allen Shawn explores what they reveal.
How under the weight of history, all memory becomes holy—even the memory that should not
The country singer—and a founding father of American Christian Zionism—died 11 years ago this week
These Jewish leaders’ influence has been felt around the country, in every denomination, even if you don’t know them by name
Some Modern Orthodox teens observe ‘half-Shabbat,’ using cell phones in private. How widespread is the trend? Is it a crisis?
There is no single unifying cuisine, but Jewish food from Central and South America is coming into its own
The 83-year-old novelist died of bone marrow cancer Saturday
2011 National Jewish Book Awards announced
When an 81-year-old novelist sued to become the first Jew in Israel officially labeled “without religion,” he didn’t realize he would start a movement
Plus some reading for when you’re not eating
In the autobiographical novel Life on Sandpaper, Israeli author Yoram Kaniuk revisits the time he spent living among the artists and musicians of New York in the 1950s
Plus rabba deux, and more
Billie Holiday kissed and hated the Tablet contributor
Ports of call: Jews in Istanbul and Odessa; Central Europe and Flushing, Queens
Susan Sontag, in a rare turn as filmmaker, visited a traumatized Israel in 1973
Jeff Goldblum discusses his tour-de-force role in Adam Resurrected
An Israeli expat tells Charlie Parker about the shofar
Yoram Kaniuk on his battles for health and recognition
Oskar Groening, 93, was tried in Germany for helping operate Auschwitz
The ruthless Jewish gangster is all business on the Prohibition-era HBO show
But are U.S. drone attacks on Yemen, Pakistan, and Somalia any different?
Adam Greenberg, Chicago Cubs slugger injured in 2005, among honorees
Israeli band’s new album showcases distinctive mix of rock, klezmer, and funk
Senator’s parallel between region’s imperiled Christians and Jews draws ire
How much more evidence do we really need?
More proof that Israel is not becoming a theocracy
Their resolution itself is just as comically inept
Batya Ungar-Sargon discusses her exposé on the tax rolls and funding cuts that fueled an ethnic rift in East Ramapo, N.Y.
Some people lean on neighbors for a cup of sugar. The Fruchters, of Memphis, Tennessee, needed theirs to help them keep the Sabbath.