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

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Rise and Tithe

Charitable giving from Leviticus to Rothschild

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Lady Intrepid

Ruth Gruber has seen it all—from refugee camps to Virginia Woolf’s parlor

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Land of the Lost

Michael Chabon’s new novel depicts a frozen homeland where beat cops speak Yiddish, snack on blintzes, and chase Hasidic gangsters

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Jerusalem Time

Journalist Amy Dockser Marcus talks with Sara Ivry about the the rival interests that energized the city a century ago

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Purple Haze

Taking a plunge into kosher wines

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Liberated Bride

Alix Kates Shulman on the creation of an ex-prom queen and protofeminist

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All in the Family

Andrea Stern’s new collection of photographs chronicles the intimate life of a family—her own

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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.

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Blues Brother

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

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Baptism by Fryer

A misbegotten first attempt at making sufganiyot

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From Brooklyn to Beverly Hills

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

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Belief Net

Nelly Reifler is casting about for answers to eternal questions

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