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Civil War Siren

Adah Isaacs Menken was a 19th-century actress known for her audacity on and off the stage. A new biography uncovers the woman behind the scandals.

Divine Comedy

Fifty years after his famous midnight concert in Carnegie Hall, Lenny Bruce is as famous as ever. But he’s still much more a prophet than a comedian.

No More Fear

After World War II, many Polish Jews abandoned their faith. Now their children are rediscovering the religion and culture that was hidden from them.

Back to Bach

Classical pianist Simone Dinnerstein wowed critics in 2007 with her original and passionate take on the Goldberg Variations. With her new Bach: A Strange Beauty, she’s poised to do it again.

Eastern Exposure

David Shneer’s new book on Soviet Jewish photographers and the pictures they took offers a new perspective on 20th-century history, from the Russian Revolution to the Holocaust

Mathletic Prowess

Football Outsiders statistics guru Aaron Schatz previews the NFL playoffs with Tablet’s resident sports fanatic, Marc Tracy, and offers a strong outlook for pro football’s Jews

Monumental Embrace

Daniel Estrin reports on the controversy over Berlin’s latest Holocaust memorial, a tribute to gay victims of the Nazis that has pitted historians against activists and gay men against lesbians

‘Blade II’ and Fried Rice

When the writer and performer Janice Erlbaum volunteered to work Christmas Eve at a shelter for homeless teens, the girls confronted her with a hard question: “Why are you here?”

Breaking Away

A year in the life of Luzer Twersky, a 23-year-old former Satmar who left hasidism behind

Top Ten

David Hazony argues that the Decalogue is as relevant today as it’s ever been

Another Way

Marc Weidenbaum explains the art of the remix and the creation of Anander Mol, Anander Veig

Sephardic Sounds

A new compilation album highlights the diversity of contemporary Jewish music

Fit to Eat

Author Sue Fishkoff reports on the world of kosher food production and consumption

Regeneration

A new report tries to understand the demographic shift facing Jewish leadership

From Babka to Za’atar

Gil Marks is making his encyclopedic knowledge of Jewish food available to the rest of us

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