Lessons from the first day of class on Manhattan’s Upper West Side in the early 1950s
Excerpts from Dame Antonia Fraser’s 1978 diary of her and the playwright’s trip to Israel reveal a dusty cosmopolitan land still finding its way in a changing world
For the first time in English, a short story by the Yiddish master, in which 19th-century Hasidism meets its radical grandchildren in the 20th
‘I want to tell you about the things that connect and separate fathers and sons, of the bridges to friendship and the spaces they must cross, and of seeing through to the best in people.’
Like a vampire, I fit nowhere in Israel but inside the real and made-up stories of lovers and others. Fifty years after the end of the Six-Day War, a look back at the monsters and myths of youth.
Published 100 years ago this month, ‘To the Lighthouse’ still shines as a beacon for writer Daphne Merkin
In an excerpt from a new memoir, the revelation of secrets—secret information from a formerly quiet grandmother
A Tablet continuing series of tributes to the people who hate us
The answer defines moral views of resistance and martyrdom, and says more about the version of history being told than it does about Wittenberg himself
Tablet Original Fiction: all things decay
How Kalonymous Kalman Shapira’s ‘Holy Fire’ spread out of the Holocaust and into the non-Hasidic world
New translations of the Hebrew Golden Age poetry of Solomon Ibn Gabirol reveal a man for our time
A long-lost space age satire about what it means to be a Jew from one of science fiction’s greatest humorists
Tablet Original Fiction for Passover, from the master of black humor: Evicted from Teaneck, what exodus awaits?