Josh Lambert

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.

On the Bookshelf

Infidelities, legacies, comedies, and child prodigies

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Irène Némirovsky’s Paris

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New fiction from Israel

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Beyond Maxwell House: A haggadah roundup

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Translators, Nazi mutants, and Germanophilia

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Montefiore, Madoff, Mailer, and Maimonides

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Of radicals, tenured and untenured

My Son, the Pornographer

By the 1960s, Playboy and its founder had become household names. But while Hugh Hefner was out making his brand synonymous with the good life, a team of Jewish editors made his magazine one of the liveliest, sexiest, and most progressive reads around.

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Freedom Riders and Lady Liberty

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Post-Soviet lit, Kafka’s heirs, and Dutch treats

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Distinguished poets and undistinguished cops

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Gurus, guides, and ideological glaucoma

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Graphic novels and vivid memoirs

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Integration, occupation, football nation

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Austen, Dickinson, blintzes, and Prague

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