Sara Ivry

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

Salty Anise Butter Cookies

New Novel Sheds Light on Unsung History

Jews as hardy settlers of the prairie

Disaster Preparedness

A new anthology, Contending with Catastrophe, asks preeminent Orthodox rabbis to make sense of Sept. 11

Family Feuds

The stories in Stuart Nadler’s new collection, The Book of Life, explore the inter-generational tensions of moody Jewish families burdened by memories, rifts, hopes, and deaths

In Praise of Un-Jewishness

Finally, a horrible reality star who is no shanda

Western Promises

With her debut novel, The Cosmopolitans, Nadia Kalman expands the boundaries of Soviet-Jewish immigrant fiction

Heavy Lifting

In her third novel, Great House, Nicole Krauss tells interlocking stories united by a desk—and the weight of the 20th century

Shirtless Einstein Prompts Lawsuit

Hebrew U goes after GM

Come Together

An interview with Miriam Lowenbraun, who is working to bring Jews back to observance

Bob Dylan’s Noel

The singer shares holiday memories with British mag

‘Times’ Weighs In on ‘The Invention of the Jewish People’

A brief history of polemics

Dispatches from Russia’s Jewish Autonomous Region

Courtesy of Masha Gessen

Aviation Blues

Airline pulls magazine after wrongheaded Holocaust fashion shoot

This Week In Foreigners’ Takes on Settlement Expansion

China against; N.Y. pol Dov Hikind in favor

Bad-Sex Fiction Finalists Announced

Philip Roth and Amos Oz make list of year’s worst literary sex scenes

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