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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.

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

A Serious Mensch

Fyvush Finkel’s career, rooted in Yiddish theater, has lasted nearly eight decades. And he’s not planning on retirement anytime soon.

A Shul for Shanghai

Shanghai’s historic Ohel Rachel Synagogue was allowed to serve as a place of worship during the World Expo, which closes this week. Now what?

Close Encounter

Rodger Kamenetz’s new book connects Rabbi Nachman, Franz Kafka, a turkey, and a cockroach

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