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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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Saying Kaddish for a Rust Belt Congregation

When Temple Hadar Israel in New Castle, Pennsylvania, closed its doors, most of its ritual objects were disbursed to other congregations. What was left was buried in a cemetery.

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Pennsylvania’s Dark History of Hate

And the book that may have inspired the Squirrel Hill massacre

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Squirrel Hill Taught Me About Community

A moving remembrance of growing up as one of the few African-Americans in Pittsburgh’s ‘shtetl’ neighborhood, where every Shabbat is a special day, and every day can be Shabbat

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One Rabbi’s Bipartisan Spiritual Quest: End Corruption in Pennsylvania

With a purple kippah and a sense of humor, Michael Pollack is marching on Harrisburg

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Pennsylvania State Senator Protests Legislature’s Plan to Meet on Rosh Hashanah

Progressive lawmaker Daylin Leach asks whether body would meet on Christmas

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A Holiday Pilgrimage to an Amusement Park

Each year during Sukkot, Hershey Park hosts a day of kosher festivities

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Pittsburgh’s First Jewish Mayor Dies at 96

Sophie Masloff, elected in 1988, was also the city’s first female leader

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Swastikas Spray Painted on Philly Synagogue

Congregations of Ner Zedek a target of anti-Semitic vandalism in the past

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Daybreak: New Iran Plan in the Works

Plus a contemporary cause on ancient walls, and more in the news

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How Jews Will Do Next Tuesday

Bennet and Sestak may come from behind to win

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Israel Crops Up in Chicago Suburb Race

But issue’s real resonance may appear in ’12

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Sundown: Obama’s Error

Plus yes that is a creepy Sharon sculpture, and more

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Today on Tablet

Poor Shavuot, the Ortho-politico, and more

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Pol Position

How the heir to an Orthodox rabbinical dynasty landed in Pennsylvania’s Senate race

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Specter Tied in Senate Poll

For this he changed parties?

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Little Boxes

How Jews both segregated and integrated Levittown

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