It is not just the this or that one-off, but the gamut of Covod related content that suggests that Tablet Magazine is a MAGA Jewish outfit. I’m offering below titles, subtitles, and links to what I think is a representative sample of what’s on view there.
From multiple authors, the content is permeated by skepiicism about scientific expertise, sniping at NYS and NYC pols, a need-to-get-back-to-normal-now point of view, and a full-throated defense of Haredi communities, their norms and their values….because Haredi Jews are being scapegoated by liberals…because they represent authentic Yiddishkeyt.
Most of what I found is from 2020.
In a nutshell, what drives the coverage at Tablet is  an anti-Semitism schrei in reaction to government response to Haredi response to the pandemic,  universal contempt for all things liberal, and  special nostalgia for all things Haredi.
None of this should surprise anyone. I will be very happy to take down or modify this post if anyone out there finds Covid content, more than a one-off, at the site that forms part of a different and consistent point of view. for now, I’m going to double down: people who “like” Tablet mainstream Tablet.
The push to decouple skepticism from science turns schoolchildren into victims
Woke nonsense, bigoted targeting of their community, can’t keep children out of their playgrounds
New York’s scapegoated Haredi communities appear to be the last Americans capable of maintaining a sane balance between science and faith
Purity and danger: Why some are strangely comforted by lockdowns, fearful of herd immunity, and quick to punish anyone who questions the stark choice between them
To Balance Public Health and Religious Freedom, We Need Something Better Than Bill de Blasio’s Dumb Tweets
How the mayor put New York City in legal jeopardy while endangering public health
He bungled his COVID-19 response, plunging the city into a charnel. Now he is blaming the Jews.
With emptying coffers and no end in sight, many Jewish institutions no longer see COVID-19 as a crisis to weather, but rather as a new reality
It isn’t only about the virus, and will continue even after the lockdowns are lifted
Becoming worshippers at the altar of ‘Science.’ Bad for our health, bad for science, bad for society.
Grandstanding politicians and densely packed devout communities do a dance of mutual incomprehension, Sukkot festivities and schools are shut down
For Hasidic residents of Brooklyn’s Crown Heights, having a doctor who understands their culture can be a matter of life and death—especially in the age of COVID-19
During quarantine, we judge the ultra-Orthodox for practicing what other Jews preach
Any congregation that takes any measure that bars any Jew from praying in communion on the Days of Awe is divesting itself from the very core of Jewish life
“Our Bodies, Our Shuls” elicited a firestorm of critical response, especially from liberal rabbis, community people, and Jewish Studies. To provide cover, the editors at Tablet quickly (within days) agreed to publish the item that follows. This item is a full-on, direct rebuke of “Our Bodies, Our Shuls.” I will only note that it is the only pro-vaccination item I’ve seen at Tablet, which makes it a one-off. Critical readers will also note that it does so by way of a model of Haredi normativity; that too is par for course at Tablet and an essential part of its overall pattern of snide anti-liberal messaging.
Bar the unvaccinated from my synagogue? As a rabbi, I have no choice.