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

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

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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.

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Laughing Out Loud

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

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Royal Flush

A new film reinvents Queen Esther as the very first Bachelorette

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Across the Great Divide

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

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All the Right Moves

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

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Sway to the Music

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

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Family History

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

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Rebel Yells

Naomi Alderman takes on Britain’s Jews

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Something Wild

Eve Grubin on what happens when poetry and religious life collide

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Childhood in Black and White

Miriam Katin makes her own Holocaust comic book

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Roots Music

Galeet Dardashti finds the Israeli audience her grandfather never had

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The Greatest American Hero

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

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How to Lose Gracefully

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

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Sketches of Spain

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

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Halves and Halve-Nots

Laurel Snyder reclaims her split identity

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Writer Resurrected

Yoram Kaniuk on his battles for health and recognition

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Radical Roots

Why the Yiddish workers’ movement was an American phenomenon

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Beats Without Borders

Balkan Beat Box’s diaspora mix