The Aristocrats

The upper-crust Edwardians of Downton Abbey, now back on PBS, are as bound by tradition as the shtetl Jews of Fiddler on the Roof


Three remarkably realist Marc Chagall paintings of synagogues, to be sold at Sotheby’s tomorrow, tell the story of the artist’s Zionism

Art Market

Graphic novelist James Sturm turns his attention to a struggling Eastern European rug maker

Today on Tablet

A Mideast power shift and the death of Anatevka

Vanishing Act

A new Holocaust history focuses on the life—and death—of the Polish shtetl

Now, a Virtual Shtetl

Polish museum project

Spirits in the Material World

Uncovering the legend of the dybbuk

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