An amputated leg, a bitten-off penis, a 600-pound wrestler, and the great tonsil riot, among other examples of humanity’s glorious ineptitude, in ‘Bad Rabbi: And Other Strange But True Stories from the Yiddish Press’
Seventy-nine years after Kristallnacht, ‘A Deadly Legacy,’ a new history of German Jewish soldiers during World War I, traces the origins of the European scapegoating that would engulf the continent some years later
Bookworm: The dude of Philip Kerr’s ‘The Pale Criminal’ abides—Nazis
Vasily Grossman, the Great Forgotten Soviet Jewish Literary Genius of Exile and Betrayal, Lives Inside Us All
Bookworm: if ‘Everything Flows,’ when does it stop?
Bookworm: Was the tough guy America’s greatest act?
Bookworm: Entering the multiverse of alternate selves, a dissociative nightmare, to find a way in the woods
A casualty of a naïve belief in Israel’s potential to adopt a secular Hebrew culture beyond Judaism’s defining religious difference, the Russian-born writer was also revived as a feminist icon in the 1970s
‘Bookworm,’ Tablet’s voracious new column: Alexandria swoons
On the young wizard’s 37th birthday, 20 years after the launch of ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,’ a look at how the series is still many children’s first introduction to the concept of evil
‘Jane Austen: The Secret Radical,’ reassesses the writer and new face of the £10 note as Jewishly attentive to the complex moral challenges of life