Marissa Brostoff

Marissa Brostoff, a doctoral student in English at the CUNY Graduate Center, is a former staff writer at Tablet and the Forward.

How the Obama-ites Are Redefining Judaism

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

Sundown: Europe’s J Street

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

Berkeley Brouhaha

Philosopher Judith Butler Redefines ‘Zionist’

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

By Tablet columnist Joshua Cohen

Another Day, Another Ponzi Scheme

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

The Great Orthodox Merengue Scandal

Major bike-lane player dances to a different tune

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

Plus, kosher beef and disappearing books

Ramadan and Lévy: Separated At Birth?

Mirror images at odds

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

Look Out!

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

Daybreak: Israel Apologizes for “Embarrassment”

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

Yehuda Halevi Rocks the Charts

New biography’s subject turns up in NYC play

Endnote

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

Portnoy’s Complaint, Zooey’s Remedy

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

‘Commentary’: Feminists Are Ruining Purim

But isn’t some reinterpretation necessary?

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