Mark Oppenheimer is Tablet’s editor at large. He writes the monthly Beliefs column for The New York Times and is the author of three books, including Thirteen and a Day, about crashing bar and bat mitzvahs nationwide, and Wisenheimer, his memoir of surviving years of high school debate. He has a wife, two dogs, and as many daughters as Rush Limbaugh has had wives.
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An Ode to My Father and His Courageous Career

‘I’d never have had the courage to do something so eccentric and insecure if not for your example’

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Anti-Anti-Semitic Fundamentalism

Canary Mission turns the fight against hate into a secret witchhunt

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Yale Responds to Swastika Drawn on Campus

What would ousted Yale chaplain Bruce Shipman do in light of the incident?

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Crucified by His Own Bishop

The Yale Episcopal chaplain, forced out over accusations of anti-Semitism, talks about his downfall

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High Holiday Reading from Tablet

A preview of what’s to come over the next few weeks

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The Yale Chaplain Who Doesn’t Get Jews

If Jews make Israeli policy, do Wasps run England?

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Zionism for Refugees

With Central American children at our borders, the United States, and the West, cannot just criticize Israel

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The Wall Street Journal Needs a Linguistics Lesson

Hundred percent, as the Orthodox say

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How Not To Write a Zionist Op-Ed

Ex-Israeli ambassador Michael Oren still sounds like PR man in WSJ essay

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Mika Brzezinski Welcomes Viewers to ‘Morning Jew’

And a challenge for our readers

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What Slate Got Wrong About Birthright and Max Steinberg’s Death

Placing blame for an IDF casualty on a free trip to Israel is irresponsible

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How the Pledge of Allegiance Helped Me Love ‘Hatikvah’

The nationalist anthem my kids sing at camp makes me uneasy. But I grew up reciting a jingoistic pledge, and I turned out OK.

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Alberto Manguel and the Library of Babel

The Argentinian-born man of letters, cosmopolitan defender of books and reading, is exiled to a world of his own making

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Learning Judaism as a Native Language Requires More Than Synagogue Once a Year

Becoming fluent in your own religious tradition is like playing an instrument or a sport: It takes time, dedication, and practice.

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The Denial Twist, Part IV

The Jewish women behind the Holocaust revisionism titans

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The Denial Twist, Part III

The struggle gets personal between two titans of Holocaust-revisionism movement

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The Denial Twist, Part II

Meet Mark Weber, self-styled Holocaust-denial academic

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The Denial Twist

Bradley R. Smith and Mark Weber are at the center of the U.S. Holocaust-revisionism movement. Now they’re feuding with each other. The first of four parts in a Tablet investigative series.

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American Psycho

How alleged Holocaust Museum shooter James von Brunn fits into the current state of American anti-Semitism.

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Tales from School

Louis Auchincloss

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From Saccharine to Satire

A brief history of the television bar mitzvah

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The Buddy System

A critic tries to sink Ben Stiller, and Owen Wilson comes to his rescue.

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Peeling the Orange

Is there more to The O.C.’s Seth Cohen than meets the eye?

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Straight Story

If the Twelve Step movement comes out of Christian theology, how does a rabbinic rehab center reconcile Judaism and recovery?