What Makes a Film Jewish?

Critic Daphne Merkin’s all-time top ten

Sundown: Grapel Still Detained

Plus when did *she* grow to be so tall? and more

Pioneer Women

There are many stereotypes of Jewish women, and mail-order bride isn’t one of them. But in the 19th century, some left Eastern Europe for the American frontier, where they married men they’d never met.

The Librettist’s Granddaughter

Celebrating the man who made Tevye sing

Sundown: Searching for a Peace Process Jolt

Plus the Jews are thriving in Baltimore, and more

Western Promises

With her debut novel, The Cosmopolitans, Nadia Kalman expands the boundaries of Soviet-Jewish immigrant fiction

Jerry Bock, of ‘Fiddler,’ Dies at 81

Composer passes mere days after writer

A Serious Mensch

Fyvush Finkel’s career, rooted in Yiddish theater, has lasted nearly eight decades. And he’s not planning on retirement anytime soon.

Top Ten for the Ninth of Av

Movies for the Mourning

Why Do Jews Argue So Much?

Inquiring Tablet commenters want to know!

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