Jewish Conversion: The Billy Joel Experiment

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Stuck in La La Land

An Israeli reality TV show sends hopeful Mizrahi pop stars to California to chase the American Dream

Organizing Life Around Hamas

In 2007, I traveled to Sderot to make a film. Months later, I made it my home—and Gaza my neighbor.

The Doctor and the Rabbi

Tablet Original Fiction: When a man of science loves a woman of God, what lies between them?

David Horowitz Is Homeless

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 Rescuer

Varian Fry led the effort to save Hannah Arendt, Marc Chagall, and thousands of other European intellectuals from the Nazis. Why was he forgotten?

Modern Love

Brooklyn-born photographer Julius Shulman, the subject of two recent books, captured Los Angeles’ development into a center of modernism

One for All

Agenda: Sol Lewitt and Talmudic debate in New York, Jonathan Safran Foer reinterpreted in North Carolina, Chagall in Canada, and more

Film Theory

Agenda: Tovah Feldshuh gets old, New York City dines out for farmers, the Klezmatics play Prague, and more

In the End, He Got Himself a Pool

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