Sara Ivry

Sara Ivry is the host of Vox Tablet, Tablet Magazine's weekly podcast. Follow her on Twitter @saraivry.

Minstrel Show

Parodies that make us cringe today used to make people roar. A music critic discovers Abie Cohen, the Jewish version of Aunt Jemima.

Laughing Out Loud

Adam Gopnik follows the yuks from Groucho to his 12-year-old son

Royal Flush

A new film reinvents Queen Esther as the very first Bachelorette

Across the Great Divide

Jeffrey Goldberg goes the distance from an insecure boyhood on Long Island to the muscularity of military policehood in Israel

All the Right Moves

A chess amateur shows how the game has mesmerized through the ages

Sway to the Music

Bluesman Jeremiah Lockwood finds his voice in his grandfather’s liturgical repertoire

Family History

In The Lost, Daniel Mendelsohn excavates some unsettling truths about brotherhood, betrayal, and the Book of Genesis.

Rebel Yells

Naomi Alderman takes on Britain’s Jews

Something Wild

Eve Grubin on what happens when poetry and religious life collide

Childhood in Black and White

Miriam Katin makes her own Holocaust comic book

Roots Music

Galeet Dardashti finds the Israeli audience her grandfather never had

The Greatest American Hero

Everyone made fun of little Gary Shteyngart. Now it’s his turn.

How to Lose Gracefully

Etgar Keret on death, optimism, and the virtues of confusion

Sketches of Spain

Marcel Cohen’s Ladino lament. Plus: an excerpt from his letter to Antonio Saura.

Halves and Halve-Nots

Laurel Snyder reclaims her split identity

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