Vox Tablet is Tablet Magazine's weekly podcast, hosted by Sara Ivry and produced by Julie Subrin. You can listen to individual episodes here or subscribe on iTunes.
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A New Kind of Prayer Book

The Conservative movement’s latest siddur goes way beyond traditional liturgy

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Hey, Mister DJ: Put a (Diaspora-Blending, Genre-Bending) Record On

Booty-shaking new music from A-Wa, Sandaraa, and Schizophonia

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What’s Free Will Got To Do With It?

Especially in election season, we love talking about the moral fiber (or lack thereof) of our candidates. But when it comes to ethics, no man—or woman—is an island.

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Builders of a New Jerusalem

In a new book, Adina Hoffman brings to life three architects who transformed the city in the days of the British Mandate

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Bathe in the Waters

A radio documentary asks: Is there a way for women to dunk ritually that doesn’t conflict with their feminism?

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Beyond Drake

A handful of personalities come to mind when we think of African-American Jews. Let’s change that.

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The Saddlemaker, the Schindler, and the Miller of Wlodowa

Golems, messiahs, tradesmen, Nazis, and townspeople converge in the story collection ‘In the Land of Armadillos’

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A Year of Firsts

An audio portrait of Luzer Twersky, just after he quit his life as a Hasid, and long before he played one in films

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For the Love of Suzie Louise: A Christmas Story

In middle-century Skokie, a young Jewish boy searches for a stolen Jesus to comfort his bereft Christian girlfriend

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The Most Haunted Leading Man

In ‘Son of Saul,’ actor Géza Röhrig defies our every expectation of a Holocaust movie hero

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Girlhood, Interrupted

Cynthia Kaplan Shamash fled Iraq 40-odd years ago, when she was just a kid. Her flight foreshadowed that of young refugees fleeing Syria now. Where did she land? Where will they?

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Let ‘Freedom’ Ring: A Flutist Gives Life to Musical Celebrations of Liberations

Mimi Stillman’s new album features works inspired by upheaval in Europe and the Middle East

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Puzzle Master

For years, scholars dismissed the Arabic on text fragments from Cairo’s genizah as unimportant scribbling. Then along came Marina Rustow, bona fide ‘genius.’

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My Grandfather, the Secret Policeman

Rita Gabis knew only that her mother’s Catholic family came from Lithuania after the Holocaust. Then she started asking hard questions.

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Beyond the Pulpit

What does a rabbi do in late August when he no longer needs to prep for High Holidays?

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André Aciman, Sarah Wildman, and Others Build a Summer Reading List

Looking for a good book to sink into at the beach in these waning dog days? Friends share what they’ve loved lately.

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And Now for Something Completely Different

Vox Tablet is delighted to share the inaugural episode of Tablet’s newest podcast, Unorthodox

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How One Zealous Looter Changed Jewish History in the Name of Its Preservation

Historian Lisa Leff tracks the perplexing journey of a 20th century collector, scholar, survivor, and thief

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The Best of the Best from the Vox Tablet Archive

Every day for the past month, we’ve re-upped our favorite conversations. Find them all here.

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Recovering From a Brain Injury, One Measuring Spoon at a Time

After a burst blood vessel nearly killed her, Jessica Fechtor discovers the restorative power of baking—and receiving—a cake

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Aunt Linda’s a Singer

Vox Tablet launches a revue of our favorite episodes from the past decade with this gem of a story from Janice Erlbaum

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A Lullaby for Auschwitz

On a new album, Italian singer Shulamit offers modern interpretations of haunting songs left by women in the Holocaust

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I Was a Teenage Stowaway

Victor Rodack dreamed of visiting Israel. In 1967, he found an unusual way to make his dream a reality.

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Abraham Lincoln’s Other Minority

Historian Jonathan Sarna discusses the Great Emancipator’s ties to a chiropodist, military men, and other Jews

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We’ll Be Here All Night

Stories for Passover about slavery, freedom, family… and lice

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Tell Us Your Best Passover Story

Record a favorite holiday anecdote and you could be featured on Tablet

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Heroics Aside, the Story of Purim Is the Bible’s Greatest Farce

The Book of Esther doesn’t mention God. Robert Alter’s new translation shows that’s just one way the biblical text is unique.

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Israel’s Hypnotic ‘Aleph-Bet’ Singer

Victoria Hanna chants the Hebrew alphabet to a catchy hip-hop beat

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Convince This Man You’re a Jew, and He’ll Move You to Israel

Matthew Fishbane accompanied a group of would-be Jews as they made aliyah from rural India, led by an unlikely activist

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Dance Lessons To Prep for Bar Mitzvah Season

Listening in as two sixth grade boys face a Detroit preteen rite of passage

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