What’s really at stake in awarding a character prize to the French satirical weekly?
The once glorious club is in disarray and middling in the second-tier tables, with its last Champions League semifinal years behind
How EasyJet and anti-Zionism are turning British Jews into Israelis: part 5 of Tablet’s series on the U.K.
A new English translation of fiction by Nobel laureate S.Y. Agnon, for Lag BaOmer
Why the political and cultural battles being fought here have nothing to do with what happened over there
A poem for Baltimore
TV’s most popular judge always reminded me of my mom. Last year, the two ‘no-nonsense broads’ met in person and hit it off.
Lower earners give more to charity than higher earners do. Maybe it’s time we all pitch in equally.
Settling scores, carving up estates, negotiating claims, in biblical law. Plus: A virgin is worth twice as much as a widow or divorcee.
Saul Bellow’s Mr. Sammler’s Planet is a document of the cravings of 1960s America, and an attempt to bring the Holocaust to bear on America
Three of the five memoirs up for a National Book Critics Circle award are by Jewish women, who somehow leave out the juiciest introspection
Herman Wouk wrote a foundational text for American postwar Modern Orthodoxy, and for the emancipated Jewish literature in its wake
In the new collected stories of Nathan Englander, and in his revised Haggadah, Jews cling tenuously to the easily broken chains of tradition
Joseph Heller, who embodied masculinity in American postwar literature, for better and for worse, chronicled a major shift in American Jewish identity
Introducing The Rebutter
Philip Roth’s defenders point to his later, more serious works to argue for his place in the canon. In truth, those books make clearer his weaknesses.
Holocaust survivor Aharon Appelfeld, Israel’s greatest living writer and author of the new Until the Dawn’s Light, retains his capacity for wonder
Today on Tablet
Philip Roth’s legacy of writerly narcissism left a generation of young novelists with the wrong idea of what makes great literature
But with a majority of just one Knesset seat, can it govern?
Anti-Semitic offenses climbed over 25% last year
Next year, the Met Gala should try on a new theme: ‘Shmatta: The Lower East Side Remembers’
The short story, a Lag BaOmer tale, appears in Tablet for the first time in English translation
‘This must not happen in Israel,’ prime minister tells Knesset
Facing BDS pressure, singer cites ‘challenge’ of performing in both Tel Aviv and Ramallah
Ahmed Zayat, who lives in New Jersey, once named a yearling ‘Maimonides’ to promote peace among Arabs and Jews
Musical team Strouse and Adams wrote songs for a ‘Star Wars’ musical that never happened. It doesn’t sound pretty.
What's really at stake in awarding a character prize to the French satirical weekly?
Victor Rodack dreamed of visiting Israel. In 1967, he found an unusual way to make his dream a reality.
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