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

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Barbie, Daughter of Ruth

Tiffany Shlain reaches back to the Pleistocene era to explain assimilation in America

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All the Rage

VH1’s So Jewtastic is a case of the lady who doth protest too much

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Road Map

A riddle for the Israeli filmmaker Amos Gitai

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The Good Doctor

Examining Maimonides with Sherwin Nuland

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The Love Above

Faith-based acting taken to new heights

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Town and Country

Hillel Halkin tries to untangle the roots of his adopted hometown

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A Very Special Special

VH1 gathers musical has-beens for a Seder that rocks (sort of)

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Geek Love

Todd Solondz’s latest bestiary of the dispossessed

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Dogs and Monsters

Shalom Auslander writes his way out of misery, latching on to a comic tradition he traces from Beckett to the National Lampoon.

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Stranger to Fiction

Wendy Shalit wrongfully accuses authors of misrepresenting the Orthodox

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Same Old Stories

Tired headlines set the scene for Eytan Fox’s Walk on Water

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