In an excerpt from ‘Memoirs of a Jewish Extremist,’ the activist remembers Meir Kahane and the JDL
Why my sisters can’t think straight about Israel
A guide to what will probably happen
A conversation with the former dissident and public intellectual, about the ‘Polish mentality,’ anti-Semitism, and ‘wearing Jewish glasses’
Farewell to my beloved magazine, my old and treasured home
Daphne Merkin talks about orphaned dolls, Swedish mattresses, and her ragbag of luminous essays
Video: Grab the schmaltz, and don’t skimp on the onions when you’re making this uniquely Jewish dish
And other problems of divorce, infertility, and urination, in this week’s Talmud study
One grandfather gave lavish Hanukkah gifts, the other single dollar bills. The reasons stretch back to the Old Country.
This week on Tablet
The 1960s radical decades ago switched his politics, fleeing the New Left to become a conservative provocateur. Then the right wing left him behind.
‘The World Tomorrow’ today
Plus Ben-Hur the Jew, Dylan’s paintings, and more
Plus an evening with Salinger, and more
A deaf Muslim atheist responds defiantly to the debate over the ‘Ground Zero mosque’
Defending Wiesenthal, not healing the world, and more
Is tikkun olam, the Jewish concept of “healing the world,” as dangerous as David Horowitz says it is?
A new year in New Orleans, Horowitz v. Luban, and more
The Jewish right-wing pundit as classic neocon
The April decision was reported this week by the Harvard Crimson
Tablet friends and family help us puzzle out Hanukkah’s origin story—and explain why we don’t celebrate a ninth day of oil
In a new biography, historian Anita Shapira deciphers Israel’s inscrutable founding father
The genius behind ‘All in the Family,’ ‘The Jeffersons,’ and other barrier-breaking TV shows talks about his childhood and career