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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When a Daughter of the Holocaust Meets a Daughter of the Third Reich

No one Lynn talked to understood how she, the child of a survivor, could cut ties with her family. Then she met Inga.

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Reassessing Menachem Begin: Terrorist? Humanist? Man of the People?

Daniel Gordis examines the legacy of the Israeli statesman who fled the Holocaust, fought the Mandate, and made peace with Egypt

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From Baghdad to Tel Aviv and Back: An Israeli Star Digs Into His Grandfather’s Music

Dudu Tassa immerses himself in the Arabic music of his late grandfather and reinterprets it for modern audiences

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Fyvush Finkel: A Charming Conversation With a Longtime Serious Mensch

As the 91-year-old Yiddish theater star embarks on a Purim cabaret show, we revisit his appearance on Vox Tablet

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Pin the Crime on the Jew: Blood Libel and the Case of Mendel Beilis

Edmund Levin plumbs trial transcripts to examine how one of Russia’s biggest court cases fed on the myth of Jewish malice

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As If You Needed It, Yet Another Reason To Be in Miami: The Delis

Evolving Jewish culture—and doctors’ orders—dealt a blow to South Florida’s delicatessens. But they’re making a comeback.

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Talmud for Boys, Challah-Making for Girls—Gender Rules in Orthodox Day Schools

Gender-typing is at work as early as daycare. A new book examines how this inequity plays out and undermines religious classrooms.

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How the Concept of Shtetl Moved From Small-Town Reality to Mythic Jewish Idyll

From Fiddler to Foer, shtetl portrayals are idealized. Jeffrey Shandler shows how they went from fact to fantasy.

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The Sounds of Your Favorite Films—Including ‘Cabaret’ and ‘The Producers’—Remastered

Clarinetist David Krakauer unites iconic films, animation, and a swinging sextet in a rollicking multimedia project

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Living the Middle-Class Dream—Beyond the Green Line, in a West Bank Settlement

Far from being religious ideologues, most settlers say they are apolitical and just want a house and some quiet

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Germans Want To Put the Holocaust Behind Them. One Citizen Says, ‘Not So Fast.’

Yascha Mounk talks about growing up in a place where people fetishized, reviled, or resented him simply for being born a Jew

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Stop Texting. Make a Resolution To Reconnect the Old Fashioned Way.

Our digital age hinders empathy, facilitates malice, and ruptures relationships. But one books argues that all hope is not lost.

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The Truth About Santa, as Revealed to a Jewish Girl Circa 1980

Canadian comedian Ophira Eisenberg tells of the day she went to the mall and conquered her Christmas envy once and for all

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Remembrance of Things Past: Moroccans Talk About the Jews Who Once Lived Among Them

An anthropologist from the Anti-Atlas region travels home to find out what four generations of his countrymen think of Jews

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Four-Letter Words: Why Jews Have Led the Making and Defense of Obscenity in America

Does sexually graphic material help Jewish continuity? ‘Unclean Lips’ argues for the unseemliness of Bruce, Roth, and their ilk.

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Sephardic Singer Flory Jagoda Keeps the Music of Her Prewar Bosnian Childhood Alive

The composer of the beloved Hanukkah song ‘Ocho Kandelikas’ shares stories and melodies from her past

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How Thanksgiving Became Holy for One Iranian Jewish Woman and Her Family

‘Saffron Rice and Cranberry Sauce’ is one of eight stories in a theater production based on Persian Jewish women’s lives

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Famous People’s Reflections on Being Jewish, Now Rendered on Stage, in Song

Interviews with Sarah Jessica Parker, Tony Kushner, Leonard Nimoy, and others provide material for an affecting new show

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Femmes Fatales: How German Women Used Femininity for Evil During World War II

As nurses, spouses, or secretaries, German women in the east were helpmeets. A new book examines their roles in the Holocaust.

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On the Making of ‘Aftermath,’ the Controversial Polish Film Now Opening in the U.S.

What drove a veteran producer to champion—against all odds—a thriller on Polish-Jewish relations

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The Show That Made the World Fall in Love With the Jews and Grow Nostalgic for Tevye

Alisa Solomon’s kaleidoscopic look at ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ explores the political and cultural backdrop of the 49-year-old smash

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Painting a Portrait of a Political, Literary and Journalistic Powerhouse

Biographer Seth Lipsky talks about Abraham Cahan, his political sway, and the evolution of the Jewish press

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From Teen Chronicler of Yiddish Curses to Global Fame: Sholem Aleichem’s Multitudes

Jeremy Dauber’s biography of the genius behind Tevye traces his life and legacy from shtetl child to international superstar

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Seeing the Strengths and Pitfalls of a Whole Country in the Lives of Seven Paratroopers

In his new book, ‘Like Dreamers,’ Yossi Klein Halevi chronicles the clash of Utopian visions that followed the Six Day War

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Amos Oz, 74 Years Old and a National Treasure, Still Dreams of Life on the Kibbutz

In a wide-ranging conversation, Israel’s greatest novelist talks about working the land, making art, and Natalie Portman

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Alan Berliner’s Newest Cinematic Poem Reflects on a Relative With Alzheimer’s

‘First Cousin Once Removed’ shows the complexity of a man at the end of his life and the ravages—and blessings—of memory loss

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Helène Aylon’s Journey From Rebbetzin to Internationally Acclaimed Feminist Artist

The irreverent 82-year-old left Orthodox Borough Park long ago. But she’s still wrestling with the rituals of her past.

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Ancient Roman Jews Meet Wartime Partisans on a Raucous and Lush Avant-rock Album

Dan Kaufman and his band Barbez blend jazz, rock, liturgical melodies, and Italian neo-realism on ‘Bella Ciao’

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A New Era of Anti-Semitism Is Here. Daniel Goldhagen Blames Globalization.

In his new book, the controversial author warns against complacency, saying that prejudice against Jews is uniquely adaptable

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Strippers, Jewish Guilt, and Loneliness Collide in Jill Soloway’s New Feature Film

The award-winning director talks about why ‘Afternoon Delight’ begins with a lap dance and ends with Shabbat

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