Mark Oppenheimer

Mark Oppenheimer, a contributing editor for Tablet Magazine, writes the Beliefs column for The New York Times and is the author of Wisenheimer, a memoir of high school debate geekdom. He has just published an ebook about sex abuse in the Buddhist world titled The Zen Predator of the Upper East Side.

The Yale Chaplain Who Doesn’t Get Jews

If Jews make Israeli policy, do Wasps run England?

Zionism for Refugees

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

The Wall Street Journal Needs a Linguistics Lesson

Hundred percent, as the Orthodox say

How Not To Write a Zionist Op-Ed

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

Mika Brzezinski Welcomes Viewers to ‘Morning Jew’

And a challenge for our readers

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

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.

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

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Michael Chabon (2000)

A golem, a superhero, and a Pulitzer Prize

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.

The Denial Twist, Part IV

The Jewish women behind the Holocaust revisionism titans

The Denial Twist, Part III

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

The Denial Twist, Part II

Meet Mark Weber, self-styled Holocaust-denial academic

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.

American Psycho

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

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