Marissa Brostoff, a doctoral student in English at the CUNY Graduate Center, is a former staff writer at Tablet and the Forward.
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How the Obama-ites Are Redefining Judaism

Much to learn from NYT’s ’20-Somethings’

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Sundown: Europe’s J Street

Plus, the ‘new Afrikaners,’ a murder trial, and a foot robbery

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Berkeley Brouhaha

Philosopher Judith Butler Redefines ‘Zionist’

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Party Tonight for the Next (or Last?) Great Jewish Novel

By Tablet columnist Joshua Cohen

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Another Day, Another Ponzi Scheme

Plus, a questionable study and a Real Housewive’s tale

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The Great Orthodox Merengue Scandal

Major bike-lane player dances to a different tune

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Sundown: When It Comes to Nuclear War, No News Is Good News

Plus, kosher beef and disappearing books

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Ramadan and Lévy: Separated At Birth?

Mirror images at odds

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A New Leaf

Seventy years after the release of his first book, the bestselling ‘As a Driven Leaf,’ Rabbi Milton Steinberg (posthumously) offers a sophomore effort

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Look Out!

Sam Lipsyte’s novel The Ask and Noah Baumbach’s movie Greenberg breathe new life into the figure of the shlemiel

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Daybreak: Israel Apologizes for “Embarrassment”

Plus, “Heroes of the Holocaust,” nighttime raids, and a morality poll

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Yehuda Halevi Rocks the Charts

New biography’s subject turns up in NYC play

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Endnote

Amid financial shortfalls and a Conservative crisis, the Jewish Theological Seminary will shutter its cantorial school

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Portnoy’s Complaint, Zooey’s Remedy

Salinger may have predated Roth, but he was also a step ahead

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‘Commentary’: Feminists Are Ruining Purim

But isn’t some reinterpretation necessary?

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Bike Battle Takes a Turn for the Civil

Brooklyn Hasids, cyclists debate controversial lane

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Questions and Answers

Rebecca Goldstein discusses Spinoza, the ‘New Atheists,’ and the biggest question of all

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Converted

When Shannon Orand asked Rabbi Leib Tropper to help her study to become a Jew, he asked for sexual favors in return, she says

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Dancing with the Czars

How Russian-Jewish émigrés are changing the face of competitive ballroom dance

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Do English Depts. Study American-Jewish Lit?

Hire experts on Roths Henry and Philip, panel suggests

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My Yiddishe Santa

Cartoonist Milt Gross’s 1927 visit from a Yiddish-accented St. Nicholas

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Legendary Diamond District Eatery Closes

Iconic kosher restaurant mourned

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Garrison Keillor Doesn’t Like Jews Writing Christmas Songs

Those Unitarians are ruining his holiday season, too

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Evangelical Intellectuals: Heirs to the Jews?

Malcolm Gladwell, panelists discuss their former faiths

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History and Memory

Yosef Yerushalmi, who died Tuesday, was a pioneer in the field of Jewish studies

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Hipsters Take Bike Lane Battle to the Street (Literally)

Activists caught repainting Brooklyn’s Bedford Avenue

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A New ‘Theory’ of the Armenian Genocide

Can you guess whom it blames?

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Did NYC’s Transit Dept Strike a Backroom Deal with Satmars?

Bike lane disappears in Brooklyn after months of Hasidic complaints

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The Ventriloquist

How a latter-day vaudevillian from Kansas City got himself to speak perfect Yiddish