Israel’s Rabbinic Court System Is Divorced from Reality

‘Gett,’ a stellar new Israeli movie, sheds light on the plight of women crushed by a byzantine legal authority

The Jewish Jane Austen, or England’s Jeremiah?

In the first of a five-part series on growing anti-Semitism in the U.K., Howard Jacobson, the literary voice of British Jewry

Nev Schulman, Nebbish-in-Chief of the Social Media Daisy Chain

The original ‘Catfish’ victim, fooled in front of millions, uses his pain to help all the lonely people

Why Mark Rothko Dropped Out of Yale

An excerpt from Annie Cohen-Solal’s new biography of one of the most influential American painters of the 20th century

Chimen Abramsky’s House of Twenty Thousand Books

A new memoir by the grandson of a Russian bibliophile is also a great intellectual history of the 20th century

On Watching ‘Roots’ and ‘Holocaust’ for the First Time

Tuning in to the 1970s historical family sagas that defined a generation’s idea of victimhood and survival—and changed television

Ahlabustin, or Russians in Punta Cana

In deep winter, Tablet Original Fiction set in the all-inclusive resorts of the Dominican Republic

Sadistic Jewish Hitler Scholar Abuses Girl in Jerusalem

Israeli novelist Gail Hareven dives fearlessly into the the moral quagmires of abuse, vengeance, and the legacy of the Holocaust

An Abridged Biography of Your Great-Grandfather (Probably)

Everything about the immigrant peddler that you never thought to ask

Occupy Wall Street! The Jewish CP-Friendly 1930s Version

‘The Left Front’ highlights American art made for the Soviet Union’s official “Jewish homeland”

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