As the days get darker and Russian bombs continue falling, revisiting the holiday’s ancient wisdom
And what the Jewish festival shares with Halloween and Day of the Dead
Witches and warlocks—and curious outsiders—gather in Salem to share a wordless meal
The battle for the soul of a novelist, at Etz Hayyim Synagogue in Crete’s old Venetian port town of Chania
Jules Feiffer’s American Follies: The goblins are coming
It’s Halloween. Kids want to be scared. And there is a gaping, bloody hole in the canon.
How theremin virtuosa Clara Rockmore’s life and loves shaped her eerie music
A Jewish literary mystery for Halloween
Be prepared, believe in evil, and carry a big gun
Spooky, scary! Boys becoming men, men becoming wolves!
Tablet en Español: Envidioso de los niños geniales de la TV norteamericana, armé mi propia festividad
Envious of the cool kids on American TV, I fashioned my own holiday
How did a holiday that once seemed like a bit of harmless fun turn into a source of conflict for many American Jews?
Rokhl’s Golden City: Yiddish vampires, Jewish Magic, Frankenstein, and ‘all those other impotent gods’
Bookworm: Gustav Meyrink’s 1914 novel is a spectacle of horror and backhanded anti-Semitism. What’s there to be afraid of?
Growing up, my family ignored Halloween because of its religious origins. Now, it fits right in with who I am.
A recent controversy over potentially offensive Halloween costumes at the Ivy League campus makes me ask: Where are the adults?
My father taught me that a Jew waits. And so I wait, out here in the pumpkin patch.