Tablet The Misadventures of the Printer Israel Bak 14 Jun
Israel Bak, a lesser-known figure compared to his contemporaries like Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, played a crucial role in the 19th-century printing and publishing i...
14 Jun
Tablet Synagogues’ Absent Fathers 14 Jun
Rabbi Jacob Kohn and other Jewish leaders in the early to mid-20th century expressed concerns about absent fathers in synagogues and their lack of involvemen...
14 Jun
Tablet How Babies Are Made 14 Jun
The text discusses personal experiences working in a synagogue's development office and receiving donations from congregants. It delves into the importance t...
14 Jun
Tablet My First Yizkor 11 Jun
The author describes their journey through grief after their mother's death, reflecting on their relationship with her and their struggle to write following ...
11 Jun
Tablet The Virtues of Stubbornness 11 Jun
The Book of Ruth is often seen as a tale of loyalty and selflessness, focusing on Ruth's dedication to her mother-in-law Naomi and the eventual lineage of Ki...
11 Jun
Tablet Kubrick’s Ghost Meets the Demons of the Talmud in Deepest Brooklyn 11 Jun
Tzvi, a 25-year-old filmmaker from a Haredi community in Brooklyn, drew inspiration for his first feature, "Killer of Men," from the gritty backdrop of Sheep...
11 Jun
Tablet Dreamers and Plagiarists 9 Jun
The text delves into the works of Fyodor Dostoevsky and Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz, comparing their portrayals of societal collapse and ideological tyranny....
9 Jun
Tablet Cottage Cheese Makes a Comeback 7 Jun
Cottage cheese, a long-standing Jewish staple, plays a significant role in Shavuot recipes due to its dairy nature symbolizing the nourishing aspect of the T...
7 Jun
Tablet Streaming Kafka 7 Jun
A new television miniseries, titled Kafka, offers a multifaceted portrayal of Franz Kafka, highlighting various aspects of his life and relationships, blendi...
7 Jun
Tablet Mourning a Miscarriage 7 Jun
The author reflects on the experience of mourning a miscarriage alongside the celebration of Shavuot, drawing parallels between the loss of their unborn chil...
7 Jun
Tablet The West Is Still Playacting in Ukraine 7 Jun
The Biden administration has recently allowed the Ukrainian army to retaliate against selected targets in mainland Russian territory using US-supplied weapon...
7 Jun
Tablet The Evolution of the Israeli Kitchen 6 Jun
In "The Magic Ladle: Women, Science, and Nutrition in the History of Israel" by Erela Taharlev Ben-Shachar, the author explores how food, particularly the or...
6 Jun
Tablet Harvard’s Golden Age Turns to Mud 6 Jun
The text describes a troubling trend of rising antisemitism and anti-Israel sentiment at Harvard University, culminating in incidents like the use of antisem...
6 Jun
Tablet Empty Doorposts 5 Jun
The rise in antisemitic attacks in France following the Hamas massacres in Israel has led many Jewish individuals to fear for their safety, prompting them to...
5 Jun
Tablet France’s Handsome Socialist Jewish Hamlet 5 Jun
Raphal Glucksmann, a Jewish intellectual and leader of Frances Socialist Party, has made significant strides in his political career, now polling at 15% in t...
5 Jun
Tablet Histoire de Serge Gainsbourg 5 Jun
Serge Gainsbourg's former home at 5 bis rue de Verneuil has become a public mausoleum, offering visitors a glimpse into the life of the iconic singer and son...
5 Jun
Tablet Why the Western Rebellion Against the Jews Produces Bad Art and Bad Politics 4 Jun
The text discusses how the recent right-wing trend towards transgression in moral, political, and aesthetic spheres has resulted in unimpressive art and poli...
4 Jun
Tablet In the Mansion of the Camondos 4 Jun
The text discusses the life of Count Moise de Camondo, a wealthy Jewish collector and banker in 19th century Europe. It highlights his love for his library, ...
4 Jun
Tablet An Optimist Who Won’t Be Fooled 4 Jun
Gilles Kepel, a prominent French scholar of Islamism, sheds light on his career challenges and academic feuds, especially at the Ecole Normale Supérieure. Kn...
4 Jun
Tablet The Jewish Question in French Politics 2 Jun
The text discusses the Jewish question in French politics, focusing on the challenges faced by a French Jewish family in deciding whether to stay in France d...
2 Jun
Tablet The French Rabbi of Brokenness 2 Jun
Delphine Horvilleur, the rabbi of Synagogue Beaugrenelle in Paris, France, and a prominent figure in liberal Judaism, has authored a book titled "Living with...
2 Jun
Tablet The Many Lives of Arielle Dombasle 2 Jun
Arielle Dombasle is a versatile artist known for her talents in singing, acting, directing, and more, considered a gay icon and muse by many. She draws inspi...
2 Jun
Tablet Tablet Paris: An Introduction 2 Jun
Tablet Paris discusses the resilience and pride of French Jews in the face of challenges, contrasting it with the current schism within American Jewry post-O...
2 Jun
Tablet Tablet Goes to Paris 2 Jun
Tablet delves into the current state of French Jewry ten years after terrorist attacks led to an exodus to Israel, contrasting French resilience with America...
2 Jun
Tablet Secrets of the CRIF 2 Jun
The CRIF (Conseil Représentatif des Institutions Juives de France) is a longstanding Jewish organization in France with roots dating back to anti-Nazi resist...
2 Jun
Tablet Mob Education at the Ivies 31 May
A current Princeton student shares their experience of being assaulted by an anti-Israel protester on campus and the subsequent lack of institutional support...
31 May
Tablet The Spirit of Shvues 31 May
Shvues is a multifaceted holiday representing the giving of the Torah, the harvest festival, and a pilgrimage holiday. It involves customs like learning Tora...
31 May
Tablet G.I. Jew 31 May
Brothers Yarden and Elad Stefansky developed Giborey Israel, a line of action figures called G.I. Jews, inspired by real-life Israeli heroes like IDF soldier...
31 May
Tablet Why Gays (and Others) Should Still Read ‘Faggots’ 31 May
"Faggots" by Larry Kramer is a satirical novel set in the pre-AIDS gay scene in New York and delves into the lives of characters like Abe Bronstein and Fred ...
31 May
Tablet The Spy Who Never Came in From the Cold 30 May
William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Lebanon, spent his last morning on March 16, 1984 in Beirut following his routine before being abducted that day. D...
30 May
Tablet The Empty Apartment 30 May
After a reclusive man's passing, his meticulously emptied apartment stirs curiosity among neighbors. A stranger arrives, inheritor of the apartment, haunted ...
30 May
Tablet Israel’s Great Strategic Failure 30 May
The text discusses Israel's strategic failures regarding its policies towards Gaza and Hezbollah in Lebanon. It highlights the criticism of Israel's handling...
30 May
Tablet Tie a Yellow Ribbon 30 May
Crafters around the world, from New York to Tel Aviv to Paris, are coming together to knit yellow ribbons with varying designs to show solidarity with the 12...
30 May
Tablet Live by the Law or Die on the Cross 29 May
The text discusses the author's journey from a progressive upbringing to questioning Israel's stance in the academic world. Raised in a politically active Je...
29 May
Tablet This Moment 29 May
At dawn on October 7, 2023, in Sinai, a family enjoys their last day of vacation. The father stays in bed as his son, daughter, and their friends watch the s...
29 May
Tablet We Got Lost in Gaza 28 May
Maya Arad reminisces about her childhood in Kibbutz Nachal Oz, recalling a prank orchestrated by her daughter's inventive father during a bonfire celebration...
28 May
Tablet The Rise of Kosher Wagyu Beef 28 May
Kosher restaurants are increasingly incorporating wagyu beef, a highly marbled and luxurious Japanese cattle breed, into their menus, a trend that has long b...
28 May
Tablet The 500 25 May
In the midst of challenges facing American Jewish students on university campuses, a group of 500 Jewish students at Columbia University penned a letter asse...
25 May
Tablet Who Were the Students of the Great Lithuanian Yeshivas? 24 May
Before the First World War, students from Western countries rarely attended Lithuanian yeshivas due to political unrest in the region. However, after the war...
24 May
Tablet Will John Wayne Ride to Our Emotional Rescue? 24 May
In a discussion reflecting on the importance of patriotism and traditional values in a postmodern world driven by emotions, the text emphasizes the significa...
24 May
Tablet What Nellie Saw 23 May
Nellie Bowles' "Morning After the Revolution" discusses the failures and absurdities of progressive movements following George Floyd's killing, critiquing as...
23 May
Tablet The End of a School Year Like No Other 23 May
Jewish college students share reflections on facing anti-Semitism on campuses across the U.S. triggered by the Hamas attacks of Oct. 7. The experiences highl...
23 May
Tablet Israel Is Succeeding in Gaza 23 May
The article argues that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) are successfully applying unique operational tactics in Gaza to achieve their strategic aims of defea...
23 May
Tablet The Ugly Lessons of October 7 22 May
Hamas's brutal terrorist attack on October 7 has paradoxically garnered significant support for the Palestinian cause, particularly among top Democratic poli...
22 May
Tablet Do You Actually Hate Jews? 22 May
The author, a Roman Catholic American with experience in the Middle East, reflects on the contrast between Israel and its neighbors, highlighting Israel's de...
22 May
Tablet Replaying the Survival Game 22 May
"Replay: Past and Present" discusses Jordan Mechner's works, focusing on his 1997 game The Last Express featuring a Jewish character, Anna, and his graphic m...
22 May
Tablet How to Be a Better Ally 21 May
The text discusses the challenges faced by supporters of Israel regarding portraying their stance in international media, especially amidst the conflict in G...
21 May
Tablet What Is an Editor? 21 May
An editor, as described by Joan Didion and Robert Gottlieb, plays a crucial yet ambiguous role in helping writers shape their ideas and achieve their goals. ...
21 May
Tablet The Gantz Ultimatum 20 May
Benny Gantz, the leader of Israel's National Unity Party, issued an ultimatum to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, demanding a new war strategy or his resig...
20 May
Tablet The Orthodox Church’s Northern Exposure 20 May
The Orthodox Church's presence in Alaska, with its mixture of Greek, English, and Slavonic languages, celebrates the Orthodox Christian feast of Pascha in a ...
20 May