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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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‘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?”

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Breaking Away

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

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Top Ten

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

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Another Way

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

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Sephardic Sounds

A new compilation album highlights the diversity of contemporary Jewish music

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Fit to Eat

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

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Regeneration

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

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From Babka to Za’atar

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

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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.

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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?

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Close Encounter

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

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Grandmother’s House

Her family’s Holocaust-haunted past informs the new album from singer-songwriter Clare Burson

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Up With Pessimism!

David Rakoff makes the case for an un-American approach to living

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Most Favored Nations

For Jews and for Americans, what does it mean to be a chosen people?

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Back in the USSR

Gal Beckerman recalls the Struggle for Soviet Jewry, which reinvigorated a tradition of Jewish political engagement

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2,000-Year-Old Man

Reconsidering Hillel, the legendary rabbi whose distillation of Judaism’s core teachings still applies

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Gimme Shelter

A design competition invites new takes on the sukkah

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In the Rearview

Novelist Darin Strauss talks about living with, and atoning for, a terrible car accident

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Visiting the Dead

A visit to New York’s Mount Carmel Cemetery highlights how far American Jews have drifted from their immigrant ancestors, geographically and ritually

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Kosher Pigskin

As football season starts, discussing backup Vikings quarterback Sage Rosenfels and other Jews in the NFL

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Musical Society

Studying the emergence of a Jewish national music in Imperial Russia

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Leap of Faith

The neo-Nazi-hunter who solved the D.B. Cooper hijacking case

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Some People

In a spoken excerpt from her new memoir, Rachel Shukert recounts the final days of a European romance

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Collective Memory

Toby Perl Freilich’s forthcoming documentary examines the 100-year history of the kibbutz

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End of the World

Novelists Gary Shteyngart and Joshua Cohen discuss their dark visions of the future

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