The democratic essence of modern Judaism was forged by the Hasidic rabbis of early 19th-century Pshyskhe

Bieber, free jazz, prog rock—Fenway organist Josh Kantor provides the score for the grand drama of Red Sox fandom

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Bomb Left at Soros House

An explosive device was left at the upstate N.Y. home of billionaire George Soros, a frequent target of far-right and anti-Semitic conspiracy theories

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Unorthodox Rocks Cleveland

Get your tickets for Unorthodox Live, coming to Cleveland Nov. 5th

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Leonard Bernstein’s Tense, Torn Love Affair With Vienna

‘I am enjoying Vienna enormously,’ the composer wrote to his parents in 1966, ‘as much as a Jew can’

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Flour Power

In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi,’ Talmudic rabbis—debating the origins of the omer—explore the sanctity of different forms of wheat. Plus: Can seeds found in elephant dung be made clean by replanting?

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‘My Name Proved to Be a Great Handicap’

Why American Jews changed their family names during the interwar years

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The Most Famous Israeli You’ve Never Heard Of

As an educator and feminist activist, Alice Shalvi has been a major force for decades. At 92, she shares her life story in her new memoir, ‘Never a Native.’

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Lewis Levin Wasn’t Nice

The first Jewish member of Congress was a virulent nativist and anti-immigration troll who ended his life in an insane asylum. He was also acclaimed as the most brilliant orator of his age.

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The Emperor’s Woke Clothes

Campus Week: How did an elite, repressive minority policing speech and culture through political correctness come to browbeat the American democratic majority?

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The Vanishing Ivy League Jew

Campus Week: Jewish populations are falling at schools like Harvard and Yale. Should we care?

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A Problem With the Sun

Tablet Original Fiction

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Lev Ginzburg, Soviet Translator

The story of a Jewish Germanophile who became a Soviet investigator of Nazi crimes

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Not Jewish: Hunting

Why chasing game through the forest remains the most brutal, boring, indubitably non-Jewish pastime on the planet