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

For Jennifer Traig, mixing milk and meat could have brought on the end of the world. What happens when custom becomes compulsion?

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Billy Sunday

A comedian wears out his the boychik routine

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Parent Trap

Better embarrassing than inflexible

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The Mating Game

When is a compliment not really a compliment? When it’s a cultural stereotype.

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Precious Objects

An experimental musical about the Rosenbachs celebrates their love affair with book dealing

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Play Ball?

For the tortured club of Red Sox fans, a final match-up against the Bronx hegemon begets theological questions

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Bendel Brief

What a simple red string says about our fears and dreams

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Brooklyn Nights

The joys and sorrows of Harvey Swados’ fiction

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Equal Time

What is the machine that seems to cause book reviewers to swoon over one short story collection and practically ignore another?

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Five Kids

El Lissitzky’s revolutionary take on a medieval Passover song, and a contemporary illustrator has a fresh look at the Seder’s four sons

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In Another Voice

If most American girls lose their confidence as they mature, what happens in a religious community that segregates the sexes?

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Faith in the Agnostic State

As Europe wrestles with the preamble to its constitution, Joseph Weiler is fighting for an acknowledgement of the continent’s Christian past.

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Wide Angles

After training a sensitive lens on Hasidism, Menachem Daum rotated the camera, exposing his Orthodox sons to the humanity of others

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Living in a Material World

The spiritual fad of the new millennium hinges on a cryptic, erotic, medieval text. If anyone can explain why, it’s Daniel Matt.

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Lost in the Supermarket

Alan Wolfe found Americans around the country change faiths as frequently as they change their diets. What does this mean for a 5,000-year old tradition?