Sara Ivry

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

Let’s Put on a Show

Daily Show writer Rob Kutner started putting on an annual Purimspiel five years ago. He discusses his rowdy and popular parody with Sara Ivry.

Blues Brother

With a little self-invention and a lot of talent, Doc Pomus left his mark on rock ‘n’ roll

Baptism by Fryer

A misbegotten first attempt at making sufganiyot

From Brooklyn to Beverly Hills

Growing up Jake Fuchs thought of his father as a screenwriter. At 12, he discovered otherwise.

Belief Net

Nelly Reifler is casting about for answers to eternal questions

Trip to Bountiful

Sensory overload kicks in on a tour through a kosher food convention

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

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