On Watching ‘Roots’ and ‘Holocaust’ for the First Time

Tuning in to the 1970s historical family sagas that defined a generation’s idea of victimhood and survival—and changed television

What Jewish Law Says About Lying

Brian Williams’ lies were damaging and misleading. But can he repent?

Fiddler on the Tube

Peter Pan Live! was good, but NBC should really take us back to Anatevka

Seth Meyers Is ‘Jewish Enough’ For the Jews

The comedian explains he’s not actually Jewish, everyone just thinks he is

Sundown: A Tribute to the Hizzoner

Plus Hagel gets mixed reviews on performance at hearing

Revivals

Agenda: Banksy in Berlin, Lebowski (and Walter Sobchak) in Los Angeles, The United States of Palestine Israel at the New Museum, and more

Women in Love

Like this week’s parasha, TV’s fall lineup—with shows about Playboy bunnies, sultry stewardesses, and pretty P.I.s in tight pants—offers women nothing but humiliation

Israel Goes To ‘The Office’

Hebrew version to take more political angle

Sundown: New Human Rights Watch Head

Plus don’t cry for A’jad, Elie Wiesel, and more

Today on Tablet

Iran’s nukes, not afraid of Tariq Ramadan, and more

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