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

Celebrating Jerusalem hip-hop with Coolooloosh

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Mediterranean Melodies

La Mar Enfortuna reinterprets the music of the Sephardic diaspora

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Politics of the Everyday

Novelist Yael Hedaya explores the daily struggles of modern Israelis

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Paradise Lost

Ariel Sabar searches for the Edenic past his father left behind in Kurdistan

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Land of Plenty

Dining out in Israel with food aficionado Janna Gur

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The Third Way

Sadia Shepard grew up part Protestant, part Muslim. Then she found out about her grandmother.

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Funny Girls

An off-Broadway show pays homage to the queens of comedy

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The Ha-Ha

What’s in a joke? Jim Holt finds out.

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With a Capital ‘J’

Alisa Solomon gives us the story behind West Side Story

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No Place Like Home

Tania Grossinger chronicles her childhood at the Catskills resort

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Born Free

A documentary plumbs early memories of life on the kibbutz

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Partners in Crime

David Benioff takes the buddy novel to wartime Leningrad

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Raising the Dead

In his new novel, Aleksandar Hemon unearths the misfortunes of a Chicago immigrant

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Radical Riff

How comedians of the 1960s and ’70s revolutionized stand-up

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In the Image

A literary—but none-too-sad—Keith Gessen talks about his new novel

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Ties That Bind

A scholar and priest traces the roots of religious violence to Abraham

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Damascus Minyan

Eric Umansky encounters merchants, widows, and secret police at a Syrian synagogue

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Temple Seeker

Thomas Roma photographs Brooklyn’s synagogues past and present

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The Solipsist

Howard Jacobson swore he wouldn’t write another Jewish novel. What happened?

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Digging for Decalogues

Murray Zimiles explores the links between Torah arks and carousel horses

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From Decadence to Minimalism

Alex Ross takes us on a music tour of the 20th century

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Pioneer Tunes

A conversation with Alisa Solomon about the first—and last—Zionist musical comedy on Broadway

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Sophie Says

A young critic weighs in on three new novels

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Hearing Voices

Daniel Smith explores the history of the phenomenon—from the Bible to his father

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Call and Response

Cabaret-punk band Barbez pays tribute to Paul Celan

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The Dude Abides

What happens when an agnostic follows all the rules in the Bible? A.J. Jacobs finds out.

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So Help Me Word

Shalom Auslander reads from his new memoir—and waits for calamity to strike

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Stolen Gems

Dalia Sofer depicts one family’s fearful and bittersweet days in revolutionary Iran

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Bubbling Over

The many meanings of seltzer, from thirst quencher to missile decoy

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Prayer Revival

A poet brings a collection of 19th-century supplications back to life