A dispatch from frozen Harbin, where Jews once flourished—and melted away
Understanding the Jewish billionaire—who is neither the villain of right-wing caricature, nor the angel of left-wing hagiography
Drake comes of age
Tablet Original Fiction by the author of the new collection ‘Notes From the Fog’
Two thousand years of suffering and exile help an Israeli NGO teach Syrian and Iraqi refugees to build new lives in Europe
An astonishing true story of a man’s encounter with fate
How a tiny enclave of Mountain Jews in Azerbaijan produced some of the former Soviet world’s richest men
A manuscript of a Holocaust tale published in France roped scores of people into a mystery. Including me.
A three-part invention
The French poet saw the coming collapse of civilization. A hundred years later, his ‘The Young Fate’ rings true anew.
Before his death, a visit to his studio in Woodstock, New York, where the Czech emigrant and underappreciated artist of the Holocaust found peace
America gathers all of its threats in one corner of West Palm Beach, serves hot dogs
An émigré travels in Chile with his wife and daughters
The ambiguities and darkness of Nazi-occupied France propelled him to flee his country, take a new name, fight in the Resistance, and then invent film noir. But the past continued to haunt him.
A little-known Yiddish manuscript upends our idea of the secular saint of human suffering
With a penetrating new film on the Public Library, the master documentary filmmaker continues his generous 50-year X-ray view of the human systems behind American democratic life
Detroit, the Spanish Civil War, and the yearning for a perfect society
The septuagenarian Jewish surfing icon Kathy Kohner Zuckerman is still riding that wave
A look back at the original American campus sex scandal, and whose lives it actually changed
Content marketers convene in Boston to rid the world of bad content, get under your skin, and scavenge the rotting bones of journalism
Tablet Original Fiction: Called up, and called back, for duty on the front lines of Israel Defense Force’s Northern Command
How Benjamin Netanyahu could come to claim, and later retract, that the former mufti of Jerusalem, Hajj Muhammad Amin al-Husayni, led Hitler to the Final Solution
An affair—‘the pain of creation, yet without the creation’—by the great 20th-century Brazilian writer, from the ‘Complete Stories’
Al Seckel has left the country. But the world’s greatest collector of optical illusions left some troubles behind.
Will an art restitution allow Michael Hayden to reconnect with his German roots?