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.

American Psycho

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


Tales from School

Louis Auchincloss


From Saccharine to Satire

A brief history of the television bar mitzvah


The Buddy System

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


Peeling the Orange

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


Straight Story

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

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