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In a new memoir, the controversial ‘New York Times’ columnist connects dots between dislocation and his mother’s depression
The cartoonist’s grahic memoir made many Top Ten lists this year. Here’s what she had to say about it.
Tablet friends and family help us puzzle out Hanukkah’s origin story—and explain why we don’t celebrate a ninth day of oil
New York Festival of Song’s Steven Blier’s latest program showcases Freud’s influence on the Golden Age of German lieder
Jesse Olsen Bay uses his grandmother’s unpublished prose on ‘Makings,’ by turns a whimsical and melancholy album
Reporter Sarah Wildman’s grandfather escaped Vienna in 1938. Long after he died, she discovered the life—and lover—he left behind.
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The president draws a line in the sand in his latest interview
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For all those who’ve died far from their families, and far from peace
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My friend was recorded in a mikveh by a rabbi. Let’s ensure the end of this abuse of power.
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How I observe Shavuot despite my life-threatening allergy
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After Buchenwald was liberated, my father, Rabbi Herschel Schacter, led survivors in a moving prayer service
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Our coverage of the illness is raw, inspiring, scientific, sad, historical, and familial. Have a look.
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TV’s fasctinating ‘Botched’ takes on the limits of aesthetic procedures
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Pigeons, brains, and chocolate-covered locusts at the oldest congregation in the U.S.
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My daughter is black and Jewish. Will she have to defend her identity online?
By Yair Rosenberg — 'Your purpose in life ... is simply this: to improve the world'By Jill Werman Harris — It’s made of nickel and a piece of crystal. But it helped save Jews from the Nazis.By Marcia Friedman — A convert to Judaism reflects on the Jewish woman who embraced her, and honors her with a holiday recipe
‘I don’t believe in you, “salvation,” I never have and I never will. And very soon I won’t even be.’
On a new album, Italian singer Shulamit offers modern interpretations of haunting songs left by women in the Holocaust
Victor Rodack dreamed of visiting Israel. In 1967, he found an unusual way to make his dream a reality.
Historian Jonathan Sarna discusses the Great Emancipator’s ties to a chiropodist, military men, and other Jews