Staying silent in the face of radical evil is wrong. It’s time for us to engage.
The Jerusalem neighborhood of Sanhedria Murchevet is beset by fears of a pedophile ring. Here’s what they need to consider.
In honor of a moment of awakening: April 17, 1965, when we got serious about ending the war
A reissue of Meyer Levin’s 1956 novel about the notorious Leopold and Loeb case captures the enduring power of Jewish self-hatred
A thorough new history of the Nazi concentration camps challenges us to face again our fears and weakness
In and out of the fold of ultra-Orthodoxy, Shulem Deen and his father Dovid both pursued honest religious feeling
Yes, we need to teach kids about our history. But our history constitutes a lot more than one tragic event.
And other matters of conjugal bliss in this week’s Talmud study, including a woman’s right to sexual fulfillment
The 136-year-old Baruch Brothers Choir has survived the Holocaust, Communism, and the collapse of the former Yugoslavia
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Gore Vidal through the pages of Tablet
In his Bech books, the great novelist of American WASPdom parsed the allure and otherness of Jewish writers
A Broadway revival of 1960’s The Best Man reveals a prescient take on presidential politics, but from era before Jewish issues played a major role
The newly published second volume of the great critic’s journals reveals her transformation from hedonistic revolutionary to elitist enforcer
A dispute between novelist Alan Hollinghurst and author Daniel Mendelsohn revives a history of sensitivity to British stereotypes about Jews
An excerpt from a new history of Commentary shows how the fiction published in the magazine’s early years shook not just the world of Jewish literature but the very foundations of American letters
Novelist-provocateur thinks religion, not rape, to blame for director’s woes
Historian Jonathan Sarna discusses the Great Emancipator’s ties to a chiropodist, military men, and other Jews
Stories for Passover about slavery, freedom, family… and lice
In a new biography, Annie Cohen-Solal looks at the immigrant child who changed modern art