Mark Oppenheimer is Tablet’s editor at large. He hosts the podcast Unorthodox.
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Jerry Seinfeld is, Well, Jew-ish

Did you ever notice how the comic’s new Netflix special sounds really WASPy? What’s up with that?

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Let Us Oldsters Dance!

Adult Jews only get to boogie at weddings and bar mitzvahs. And that’s not right.

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Farewell to Walter Becker, Weirdo Prince of Smart Rock

Sarcastic and borderline dickish, the Steely Dan co-founder remained one of the all-time greats to the very last

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Farewell Julius Hertling, the Jew Who Made WASPs Look Like WASPs

The schmatte king behind J. Press fashioned a unique all-American style

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Leave Peter Stuyvesant Alone!

I’m all for a good statue removal, but erasing the memory of New York’s anti-Semitic founding father is silly

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Suzi at Yale

A look back at the original American campus sex scandal, and whose lives it actually changed

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Why Is HBO’s Bernie Madoff so Un-Jewish?

In ‘Wizard of Lies,’ Robert De Niro plays the Ponzi schemer who bilked many people and institutions out of millions, including Yeshiva University

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A Stiff Drink

Charles Bronfman—author of a new memoir, Distilled—on Trump’s golf game, a father who never said ‘I love you,’ and the older brother whose respect he always craved

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Fabulous Fixer

‘Norman,’ starring Richard Gere, is an absorbing film about a Jewish connector who’s looking for an honest piece of the action—and finds one

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Torah Learning for Jewish Youth

A review of Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin’s new ‘B’nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary,’ which sometimes feels uninspired and out of touch

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Three Rules for a Better Bar or Bat Mitzvah

Jews do the milestone event all wrong. Here’s a quick, and meaningful, fix.

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DIY Judaism

‘The Jewish Catalog’—a quasi-hip, countercultural book of how-to Judaism—was all the rage in the Seventies. How does it hold up now?

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Can You Feel the Love?

A Pew poll suggests that Jews spark high feelings of ‘warmth’ among—and compared to—other religious groups

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The Unplugged Life

In ‘The Revenge of Analog,’ author David Sax explores the rewards of living untethered to digital technologies

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All Dogs Go to Heaven

My dog J.J. gave my family 13 good years. Now it’s her time to go.

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Can Islam Be More Jewish?

In his new book ‘What Is Islam?,’ the late scholar Shahab Ahmed asks if it’s time to return to an idea of the religion that prizes more than just the Quran

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Is it Cool to Say ‘Jewess’?

A roundtable consisting of five women—and one man—debate the merits of using the term ‘Jewess’

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Suzi at Yale

The forgotten Ivy League sex scandal of 1960—an excerpt from Tablet’s print magazine

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Ugly, Fat, Short, Jewish

Norman G. Finkelstein recently wondered: Which trait—ugly, fat, short, or Jewish—would most likely work against a job interviewee?

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Not Jew-ish but a Jew

Edgar Bronfman’s posthumous book asks ‘Why Be Jewish?’ It’s the wrong question. Jews have no choice.

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More Voices Weigh In on Marc Gafni Controversy

Phillips Exeter Academy chaplain on the ex-rabbi: ‘I hope he comes back regularly’

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Understanding the Marc Gafni Story, Part II

Talking to the friends and colleagues of a controversial ex-rabbi

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All About That Trayf

Next week in Boston, some Jews will fill their gullets with roasted pig and assorted shellfish. This dinner is definitely not sanctioned by the Association for Jewish Studies.

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Person Up, Yale Students

Campus Week: The problem with protests isn’t that they’re radical, but that they’re not radical enough

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Oh, Willis Carto, We Hardly Knew Ye

The Holocaust denier and publisher of anti-Semitic drivel has died. We should have known the all-American better.

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Teenage Dream, Real Genius

Amazon’s excellent new TV Series ‘Red Oaks’ is a fresh take on the ’80s teen comedy

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Far From the Tree

An open letter to writer Elizabeth Weil, who’s unsure how to help her 12-year-old become a bat mitzvah

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Why I Refuse to Boycott BYU as a Guest Speaker

Citing opposition to a strict school policy, a sociologist scheduled to give a talk at the Mormon-sponsored university backed out. I wondered if I should do the same.

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Fashion Genius

Ralph Lauren may be stepping down as CEO, but his polo shirts showed us how to play the part of a life well-lived, with money well-spent

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School’s Out—But Why?

Our public schools have few Jews left. We should let everyone go to school on Jewish holidays.

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