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.
Plus Bulgaria to blame Iran and Hezbollah for Burgas bombing
Mad Men lived up to its promise of a Jewish sixties, the tradeoffs of assimilation included.
Huppah Dreams, the wedding of the week
Last night, a little bit of Hebrew, a lot of B.S.
Gaming the upcoming season of ‘Mad Men’
Mad Men, whose sixth season premiered Sunday, revives the 1960s, an era when Jewish culture and American pop began to meld
Mad Men glamorizes the skill of connecting with specific audiences. But when real-life advertisers pick up Jewish tropes, are they selling to Jews?
Maybe we need some time apart from Don
Plus Dems defend J Street, and more
Plus R.I.P. Penn, the Jew of ‘Mad Men,’ and more
The April decision was reported this week by the Harvard Crimson
The innovative neuroscientist discusses how the Holocaust, famine, and other catastrophic experiences can affect our DNA
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