On the Bookshelf

Unzipped: Those who do and those who don’t—frank talk about Jews and sex

Playing Favorites

The Torah is full of stories of sibling rivalry, from Cain and Abel to Joseph and his brothers. But is the Bible an accurate representation of reality, or overstating the case?

Observing the Sabbath

How nine fiction writers handled the theme of the seventh day

Today on Tablet

Hamen-tasting, Vashti the feminist, and more on Purim

Death of a Pothead

Elisa Albert talks about her first novel—a coming-of-death tragicomedy

Uncomfortably Numb

What happens when you go to Auschwitz and feel… nothing?

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