What we learn about Israel’s ethnocentrism by looking at groups inspired by Zionism
Is this the return of the Thought Police?
How Winston Churchill suppressed the true extent of the former King Edward VIII’s collaboration with Nazi Germany
Tablet Original Fiction: I don’t even know if I am a boy or a girl
Who gets to trifle with despair?
A remarkable record of miracles performed by Ya’akov Arie Guterman on behalf of simple folk in 19th-century Poland
A miracle of lights in Texas
Tablet Original Fiction: A love story at Murder Inc.
A new biography, ‘The Man in the Glass House,’ shows why it’s hard to ignore the authoritarian characteristics of some of the architect’s more celebrated work, and why the relationship between aesthetics and morality will forever be fraught
‘Der Yid,’ ‘Der Veker,’ ‘Di Tzeitung,’ ‘Der Blatt,’ ‘Maalos,’ ‘Moment,’ ‘Der Shtern,’ ‘Di Vokh,’ ‘Der Blik,’ and ‘Der Blitz’ all fill niches of Hasidic readership
Artist Yevgeniy Fiks believes in a future of Yiddish-speaking space colonies
Old conflicts in the air and on display at the Jewish Museum
On the 45th anniversary of the Israeli statesman’s death, the confounding national problem of identity
The composer-playwright-actor-‘Hamilton’-creator collects multitudes of his Twitter platitudes into a [checks notes] mesmerizing book!
Tablet Original Fiction: In New York, no one goes mad with God fever
Rokhl’s Golden City: Happy Khanike!
A last interview with Haim Gouri
Ep.159: Director Frederick Wiseman and former Rock & Roll Hall of Fame president Terry Stewart, plus comedian Travon Free on his recently resurfaced tweets
Giving thanks for Fred Astaire
Episode 158: Iranian political refugee Shay Khatiri on raising $1.2 million for Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, and A.J. Jacobs on his new book about gratitude
Rokhl’s Golden City: Montreal’s shape-shifting klezmer genius Socalled transmigrates into a new album—and gay porn
Bookworm: Britain’s most prominent defender of the Jews is also a pretty good male mystery writer
Why can’t young feminists seem to acknowledge their agency, or fathom that they experience desire at all?
Ep. 157: Author Gary Shteyngart and Risk! podcast host Kevin Allison, plus some Cleveland mazels
The iconic Brooklyn-based artist celebrates a new survey of her work at the Jewish Museum
Abbi Jacobson’s new illustrated memoir is, weirdly, not revealing enough
The ‘gematria’ of status updates, in a new book of poetry by a 21st-century heir to the Kabbalists
A first English translation of the great Italian Jewish author’s single-volume compendium of tales of Ferrara reminds us of the power of his ghosts
The comic’s new Netflix special is a masterpiece of emotionally honest, intimate, and hilarious comedy