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George Steiner, the Prophet of Progressive Anti-Semitism

Are the philosophical roots of contemporary left-wing denunciations of Israel to be found in a radical, twisted 1970s argument about the place of Jews in Western culture?

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Cities of Ice

A dispatch from frozen Harbin, where Jews once flourished—and melted away

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A Visit With Raphael Mechoulam, the Israeli Godfather of Cannabinoid Research

At 88, the scientist who first isolated THC is still addicted to research, studying the beneficial effects of cannabis on trauma, colitis, autism, and more

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Greedy Jews!

New York’s current hot ticket, ‘The Lehman Trilogy,’ is an epic parable of capitalism. But can a Jewish immigrant family embody the American dream?

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Will Tocqueville’s Dilemma Crash America?

Is equality a danger to freedom in a democratic United States?

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Ilya Kaminsky’s ‘Deaf Republic’

National Poetry Month: A long-anticipated new collection infuses beauty and irony into a dystopian war epic

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Confessions of a Post-Colonial Jew

‘The Judaism I found in America and here in Israel is a failed reconstruction of the organic Judaism my grandparents knew as children’

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The Collapse

Is this the end of American Jewry’s golden age?

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Donald Zec, Friend to the Stars

At 100, the U.K.’s greatest Jewish celebrity tabloid writer would rather dance with Sophia Loren

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Cat People

Why are millennials so afraid to get it on? Sex, power, gender, and swiping right, in Kristen Roupenian’s first collection of short stories.

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The Mystery Poet on the Cover of Sgt. Pepper’s

National Poetry Month: Wallace Berman’s son pens a memoir of the temple the Kabbalistic Beat artist made of his own life

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An Enemy of the People

Finkielkraut, attacked (and defended)

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A Reader in the Ghetto

Teaching I.L. Peretz’s story ‘Miracles on the Sea’ to children who are sentenced to die

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Justice Wecht Breaks Judicial Silence on Anti-Semitism

A sitting American justice from the state of the Pittsburgh massacre speaks out on First Amendment rights, Christchurch, and the dangers of a pivotal moment in our history

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A Conversation With Marjorie Perloff

National Poetry Month: The fearlessly outspoken critic and Stanford titan on the contemporary poetry canon, the complexities of O.J. Simpson, and the non-Zen of John Cage

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The Left’s Favorite Dirty Word

In her new book, ‘The Lion’s Den,’ Susie Linfield examines the historical antecedents to the left’s Jewish problem

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African. Hebrew. Israelite.

The most successful African-American utopian separatist project in history is located in a desert town in Israel

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Self-Emancipation

How my historical research into the Jew-licenses of Cologne freed me from the grip of hate

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The Ghetto

503 years after the first Jewish enclave was instituted in Venice, what does the word ‘ghetto’ mean today?

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Joseph Eliyia, the Jewish Messiah of Greek Poetry

How two fundamental pillars of Western thought—classical Greek rationalism and monotheistic Jewish faith—collided in a remote area of the archipelago to produce a short-lived but influential communist

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The Second Wife

Tablet Original Fiction: What right has the Lord of the Universe to forget me?

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Crocs

Jules Feiffer’s American Follies looks left for politics as usual

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Inside China’s Plan for Global Supremacy

How the fight for the next communications ecosystem could make a world dependent on Chinese technology, Chinese software, Chinese e-commerce, Chinese venture capital, and the Chinese market

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The Rootless Cosmopolitan Who Mocked Totalitarian Consciousness

What the late Yugoslav filmmaker Dušan Makavejev contributed to Greenwich Village’s life-affirming anti-authoritarian counterculture

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Lincoln Kirstein at MoMA

The enigmatic, influential benefactor of the arts comes home to the temple of modernism he once shunned

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The Myth of the Kidnapped Yemenite Children, and the Sin It Conceals

Immigration to the modern Jewish state has often been chaotic at best. But the insistence that nefarious motives guided its placement work with refugees is unsupported by archival evidence.

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The End of the World Is Coming, and You Are Responsible

New climate-change narratives ordain humans with godly powers to undo and repair the planet. Is it science, or a new religion?

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Anti-Semitism and Orthodoxy in the Age of Trump

How religious Judaism helps shield the American president’s disparagement of globalism, cosmopolitanism, and other features of progressive secular Jewry from claims of anti-Semitism

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The Omar Affair

The socialism of fools takes Washington

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The Soul of a Machine

How theremin virtuosa Clara Rockmore’s life and loves shaped her eerie music

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