Watchmen: The Shomrim Who Patrol Orthodox Brooklyn

Shomrim—controversial Jewish neighborhood watch groups—patrol the Orthodox enclaves of Brooklyn, where safety’s battles are fought along exclusive ethnic and community lines

Paschal Lampoon

Forget Purim. Passover has a rich comedic tradition all its own, with parodies of the haggadah mocking everything from rabbis and the rich to Mussolini and Hitler.

Sundown: Syria Faces Upheaval

Plus Mrs. God, and more

The Socialist

Friends and Politics, Part 2: Irving Howe. The prominent critic and I worked on Yiddish translations together, but a dispute over Israel and its Arab neighbors ruptured our relationship—until we reconnected over literature.

Sundown: The Week That Nothing Happened

Plus a few minor things that happened, and more

A Rose in Any Other Language …

Today on Tablet

Revival

Romeo and Juliet in Yiddish, premiering this week at the New York Jewish Film Festival, is a part of a recent resurgence of Yiddish-language filmmaking

Sundown: Brazil, Argentina Recognize Palestine

Plus sharks from Mossad! and more

Sundown: Israel’s Ailes

Plus deli’s Old Country, and more

A Settled Schtick

How to write a Yiddish trend piece

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