Josh Lambert (@joshnlambert), a Tablet Magazine contributing editor and comedy columnist, is the academic director of the Yiddish Book Center, Visiting Assistant Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and author most recently of Unclean Lips: Obscenity, Jews, and American Culture.
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Austen, Dickinson, blintzes, and Prague

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Believers and atheists

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Cartoons, both serious and zany

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Who owns Holocaust history?

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Assimilation and anxiety, from Paris to the Pampas

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’Tis the Season

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Pluralists, pragmatists, and polemicists

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Prayer, poetry, and pop

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Integration, emancipation, and a defense of our four-legged friends

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Immigrants and émigrés

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New books on bodies visible and invisible

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Headliners and sidemen

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The latest in Holocaust and Lebowski scholarship

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Compulsions, subversions, and a TV tell-all

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Far-flung rites and gustatory delights

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Armed struggles, exit strategies, cats, and lullabies

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Wisecrackers, retailers, and Maimonideans

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Jewish liberalism, spiritual boredom, and crock-pot miracles

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Jews and Germans, Trotsky, Clarice Lispector

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Going nuts, draft dodging, and Louis Brandeis

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Madoff, interfaith dialogue, British Jews, and more

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Virtuous Poles, an X-Men villain, Rashi’s daughters, and YA classics

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Black-Jewish harmony, sitting shiva, bat mitzvah prep, and more

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Crusaders, myths, thrillers, and more

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On writing in Hebrew, Primo Levi, and endless love

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What makes a Jew: Family? Community? Books?

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Diasporas, tomatoes, interstellar Zionists, and more

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Sex, white supremacists, ramen noodles, and more

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Soloveitchik, Céline, Salinger, and more

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Comeback Kid

Having failed to assimilate, Ludwig Lewisohn went on to write the great American Jewish novel