David Samuels

David Samuels, Tablet Magazine's literary editor, is a contributing editor at Harper’s Magazine and a frequent contributor to The New Yorker.

Q&A With Yaakov Amidror, Former Head of the Israeli National Security Council

Netanyahu’s ex-national security adviser says Abbas has a choice between Israeli troops on the Jordan River—or no state at all

How Osama Bin Laden Outsmarted the U.S. and Got What He Wanted

The point of Sept. 11 wasn’t to terrorize the West. It was to get the U.S. out of the Muslim world—and it worked.

Q&A With Abe Foxman, Head of the Anti-Defamation League

The crusader against anti-Semitism on why 2013 was bad for the Jews—and why fixing the world starts with fixing ourselves

Q&A With Art Spiegelman, Creator of ‘Maus’

The influential artist talks about his Jewish Museum retrospective, ‘Mad magazine, and how the Shoah trumps art all of the time

Q&A: Benjamin Ginsberg, the Author of ‘How the Jews Defeated Hitler’

His thoughts on Jewish strength, Jewish weakness, and the secret history of the Judeo-Episcopate in America

Red Cavalry, Isaac Babel (1920s)

In Babel’s dark masterpiece, the Soviets fight the Poles and everybody hates the Jews

Herzog, Saul Bellow (1964)

The master’s most autobiographical, and therefore most Jewish, book

The Iron Tracks, Aharon Appelfeld (1998)

The greatest living Jewish writer tackles vengeance

The Ghetto Fights, Marek Edelman (1945)

A book that should be read at Yizkor

Ringelblum Archive (1944)

A time capsule from the Warsaw ghetto

Folk-Style Stories, I.L. Peretz (1908)

Tales that contain multitudes

Really the Blues, Mezz Mezzrow (1946)

The Jazz-playing, Jewish Johnny Appleseed of Weed

Correspondence, Walter Benjamin and Gershom Scholem (1992)

Marx and the Messiah in conversation

Did Vladimir Putin Bait a Trap for the United States in Damascus?

Why the Russian president has every reason to cross Barack Obama’s “red line” on Syria, and elsewhere in the Middle East

The Mideast Crack-Up

Robert Worth, David Goldman, Edward Luttwak, Amos Harel, Nathan Thrall, and Lee Smith on the new Arab map

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