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CUNY's Anti-Semitism Problem and the Campaign to Fire Michael Goldstein

CUNY'S ANTI-SEMITISM PROBLEM AND THE CAMPAIGN TO FIRE MICHAEL GOLDSTEIN

Michael Goldstein is a midlevel administrator and adjunct professor in the business department of Kingsborough Community College. For...

Finding a Safe Space on a Kibbutz

FINDING A SAFE SPACE ON A KIBBUTZ

L. left her home in Ethiopia more than a decade ago, when she was still a teenager, hoping to find work in neighboring Sudan. But instead...

 
 
 
Tablet Original Fiction: 'Trans,' by Gábor T. Szántó

TABLET ORIGINAL FICTION: 'TRANS,' BY GÁBOR T. SZÁNTÓ

Someone is shaking him. Slapping him. One more time.

Arrests but No Hate Crimes Charges After Jewish Teen Beaten by Mob in New York City

ARRESTS BUT NO HATE CRIMES CHARGES AFTER JEWISH TEEN BEATEN BY MOB IN NEW YORK CITY

Two teenagers have been arrested after a 16-year-old Jewish boy was beaten on November 27 in Forest Hills, Queens, by around twenty...

 
 
 
A Vandal Knocked Down This Menorah Near Harvard. A Pulitzer-Prize Winner Put It Back Up

A VANDAL KNOCKED DOWN THIS MENORAH NEAR HARVARD. A PULITZER-PRIZE WINNER PUT IT BACK UP

The start of the story is all too familiar. For nearly two decades, Chabad at Harvard has erected public menorahs across the city of...

A Pocket Book of Wonders

A POCKET BOOK OF WONDERS

Jewish hagiographies have constituted one of the profound genres of Hebrew and Yiddish literature since the late Middle Ages, although...

 
 
 
The Milk Can: Leslie Epstein

THE MILK CAN: LESLIE EPSTEIN

1. If you'll indulge me, I'm going to begin with a few Jewish jokes.

Hannah Arendt's Answer to Paul Berman on the Contemporary American Left

HANNAH ARENDT'S ANSWER TO PAUL BERMAN ON THE CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN LEFT

Hannah Arendt's Answer to Paul Berman on ‘the Left' If you want to understand American politics today, the single best source might...

 
 
 
On Unorthodox, Jews and Superstitions

ON UNORTHODOX, JEWS AND SUPERSTITIONS

From warding off the evil eye to rules about whistling, Jews are serious about their superstitions. This week on Unorthodox, we hear...

Kinky Friedman's Armadillo Menorah

KINKY FRIEDMAN'S ARMADILLO MENORAH

Many years ago, as I was wandering in the raw poetry of time like a little Jewish mariachi, I received a strange gift. This, of itself,...

 
 
 
Beating the Flu

BEATING THE FLU

One hundred years ago, as the so-called Spanish flu took hold of much of the nation, the commissioners of Albuquerque, New Mexico,...

Judge Gives No Prison Time to Man Who Shouted About Killing Jews While Attacking Elderly Jewish Man

JUDGE GIVES NO PRISON TIME TO MAN WHO SHOUTED ABOUT KILLING JEWS WHILE ATTACKING ELDERLY JEWISH MAN

Here's yet another incident involving violence against Jews on US soil that seems to have been waged with the least ambiguous of motivations....

 
 
 
8 Nights of Hallmark Hanukkah Movies

8 NIGHTS OF HALLMARK HANUKKAH MOVIES

The Hallmark Channel recently announced that it will be airing its first-ever Hanukkah-themed movies in 2019. As a connoisseur of its...

A Recent 'New York Times' Essay Delivers a Crucial Reminder From the Founding Fathers About Identity Politics

A RECENT 'NEW YORK TIMES' ESSAY DELIVERS A CRUCIAL REMINDER FROM THE FOUNDING FATHERS ABOUT IDENTITY POLITICS

Last week, the essayist Andrea Long Chu wrote a powerful piece in The New York Times. Here's how it began: Next Thursday, I will get...

 
 
 
Philip Johnson Was Very Nazi. So What?

PHILIP JOHNSON WAS VERY NAZI. SO WHAT?

Just how much of a Nazi was the most important American architect of the 20th century? Per Mark Lamster's new The Man in the Glass...

Tablet Original Fiction: Bruce Jay Friedman's 'Mr. Siegel'

TABLET ORIGINAL FICTION: BRUCE JAY FRIEDMAN'S 'MR. SIEGEL'

Kenneth and I grew up a few blocks from each other in the Bronx but did not meet until we both attended the University of Missouri...

 
 
 
New Info on Lobbyists Paid to Improve Qatar's Image Among American Jews

NEW INFO ON LOBBYISTS PAID TO IMPROVE QATAR'S IMAGE AMONG AMERICAN JEWS

The lobbyists that Qatar hired to improve the emirate's image among American Jews were earning far more from their relationship with...

A Cool Kid Communist Comeback

A COOL KID COMMUNIST COMEBACK

Commie chic is cool again. Teen Vogue, which now serves its beauty and lifestyle tips with a heavy dose of progressive politics, celebrated...

 
 
 
The Lamps that Burned for Thousands of Years

THE LAMPS THAT BURNED FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS

Odds are good that you have never heard of Dr. Harry G. Friedman, the Polish born and New York raised rabbi, investment banker and...

Yevgeniy Fiks' Gay, Communist, Yiddish Utopia

YEVGENIY FIKS' GAY, COMMUNIST, YIDDISH UTOPIA

One morose and rainy Sunday afternoon in late November, the kind that presages the final days of a New York autumn, a motley group...

 
 
 



The Pixel 3 Lite XL says no to the notch

The Pixel 3 Lite XL says no to the notch

Thanks to new renders from OnLeaks, we can now get a closer look at what may be the final design of the rumored Pixel 3 Lite and the larger Pixel 3 Lite XL. While we've seen... Read more ...

OnePlus Claims OnePlus 6T's Screen Unlock Gets Faster Over Time

OnePlus Claims OnePlus 6T's Screen Unlock Gets Faster Over Time

One of the features of the OnePlus 6T is the in-display fingerprint sensor. In-display sensors are a good alternative to regular fingerprint sensors for companies who want an... Read more ...

Google Chrome Will Support Dark Mode in macOS Mojave by Early 2019

Google Chrome Will Support Dark Mode in macOS Mojave by Early 2019

Google released Chrome 71 earlier this week, but the latest version of the web browser still lacks support for Dark Mode on macOS Mojave. Fortunately, it appears that will... Read more ...

Alleged Galaxy S10 Prototype Shows Dual Front-Facing Cameras

Alleged Galaxy S10 Prototype Shows Dual Front-Facing Cameras

According to the rumors, Samsung might be looking to set itself apart from the competition with its Galaxy S10 in terms of its design, where instead of using a notch like... Read more ...

Google is running a new sale online for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

Google is running a new sale online for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

Google, trying to persuade more consumers to give the Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL a chance, has another sale going on for its two new handsets at the online Google Store. The deals... Read more ...

Today's Apps Gone Free: Dr. Panda School, 6th Grade Vocabulary Challenge...

Today's Apps Gone Free: Dr. Panda School, 6th Grade Vocabulary Challenge, Apache 3D Sim and More

Head to class with Dr. Panda, increase vocabulary comprehension, and pilot military helicopters with today's collection of apps and games. All app prices are subject to change... Read more ...

A 5G, Snapdragon 855 version of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is arriving in 2019

A 5G, Snapdragon 855 version of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is arriving in 2019

Get ready: the 5G phones are on their way , and we now know that one of the handsets leading the pack is going to be the recently unveiled Xiaomi Mi Mix 3. An updated version... Read more ...

LifeProof Slam iPhone Case: Protection without major bulk

LifeProof Slam iPhone Case: Protection without major bulk

Get two meter drop protection without a lot of bulk. LifeProof is known for its heavy-duty, protective iPhone cases. The Slam model, while not being the tank-like armor that... Read more ...

Next year's iPhones tipped to look a lot like this year's iPhones

Next year's iPhones tipped to look a lot like this year's iPhones

The iPhone XS , iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR have only been with us for three months, but speculation about what their successors might look like has already started - and... Read more ...

Why the game dev group will benefit from non-U.S. board chair

Why the game dev group will benefit from non-U.S. board chair

Vesa Raudasoja is the new chairman of the International Game Developers Association, and the first to lead the 24-year-old group from outside the U.S. Read more ...