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Daddy’s Girl: A Yahrzeit Moment With Malerie Marder

The Los Angeles photographer gives, and gives in

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Can Religion and Poetry Coexist?

For Zoketsu Norman Fischer—retired abbot of the San Francisco Zen Center, experimental poet, and founder of an influential Jewish meditation group—the question is the answer

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Bad to the Bone

Episode 112: Bad Rabbi author Eddy Portnoy and Washington Post religion reporter Sarah Pulliam Bailey

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Smoke in the Air

In the ‘cosmic and frightening’ Sapir Prize-winning The Ruined House, by Israeli expatriate Ruby Namdar, the secular modern world and the ancient divine mysteries coexist

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Immigrant City

Fiction: ‘On either side of the street rose apartment buildings, thrumming with life and larceny. There it was, my immigrant childhood.’

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From Aden to Jerusalem to Los Angeles to Harvard to Tel Aviv, the Genius of American-born Israeli Choreographer Barak Marshall

Heir to a great dance heritage, the Mizrahi artist is not afraid to tell stories. A production of his ‘Monger’ opens tonight in Los Angeles.

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Mongolia

Fiction: Lost on the Eurasian steppe, led there by ‘an eccentric and possibly a hypocrite,’ who is trying to run away from the world

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‘The Band’s Visit’ Is Terrific Musical Theater. Go See It.

The magical Broadway adaptation of the 2007 Israeli film sets aside politics in favor of humanity

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The Magic Mountain of Yiddish

Jacob Glatstein’s 1930s Yiddish novel ‘Homecoming at Twilight’ foresaw the coming doom

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A New Video Game Raises a Thorny Question: Can the Medium Address the Holocaust?

‘Call of Duty: WWII’ attempts the Ken Burns approach, but shies away from any real emotion

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The Ghost Architect of Vienna

Thomas Feiger rebuilds what was lost in the Austrian capital

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The Jews Who Stabbed Germany in the Back

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

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Raped By Carl Jung, Then Murdered by the Nazis

But the theft and erasure of Sabina Spielrein’s intellectual legacy by the psychoanalytic establishment may be an even more troubling crime

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A Noir Detective Named Bernie Solves Crimes in 1938 Berlin

Bookworm: The dude of Philip Kerr’s ‘The Pale Criminal’ abides—Nazis

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‘The Exterminating Angel’ at the Met

The British composer Thomas Adès, the son of Syrian-Jewish immigrants to the United Kingdom, leads an operatic adaption of Luis Buñuel’s surrealist film into a biblical trap

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‘El Ángel Exterminador’ en el Met

Tablet en Español: El compositor británico Thomas Ádes, hijo de inmigrantes sirio-judíos que llegaron al Reino Unido, conduce una adaptación operística de la película surrealista de Luis Buñuel a una trampa bíblica

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Here I Am, Haim

On the road in America with three Jewish sisters who rock

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Fantasmas Soviéticos Veranean en Santiago

Tablet en Español: Un emigrante Ruso viaja por Chile con su esposa e hijas

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How to Say ‘Halloween’ in Yiddish

Rokhl’s Golden City: Yiddish vampires, Jewish Magic, Frankenstein, and ‘all those other impotent gods’

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Relatively Speaking

Episode 109: Live from the JCC Manhattan, A.J. Jacobs on his new book about genealogy, and actor Kobi Libii on playing Cantor Duvid on Amazon’s ‘Transparent’

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A Golem for Halloween

Bookworm: Gustav Meyrink’s 1914 novel is a spectacle of horror and backhanded anti-Semitism. What’s there to be afraid of?

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Progressive Anti-Semitism and Putin

In ‘Contemporary Left Antisemitism,’ David Hirsh compellingly traces a newly resurgent form of disinformation to its surprising enablers

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The Surprisingly Jewish Theology of David S. Pumpkins

Our relationship with the Tom Hanks character is a lot like our relationship with God. Any questions?

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The Communist Party’s Human Gramophones, and the Liberal Who Opposed Them

Robert Warshow, born 100 years ago and dead at 37, saw through Stalinist communism’s false American promises

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Soviet Ghosts Vacation in Santiago

An émigré travels in Chile with his wife and daughters

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Drinking Vodka With Zhukov, Talking Basketball With Khrushchev

Marvin Kalb remembers meeting the Cold War Soviet leader and his general, in ‘The Year I Was Peter the Great,’ a memoir of Moscow, 1956

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Winter Wonderland

Yiddish poet Avrom Sutzkever’s 1936 work ‘Siberia’ magically upends a litany of misery for him and his people

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Can Officially Sanctioned Soviet Yiddish Culture Be Cool? Where Are the Queers? And Other Tablet Soviet Week Questions

Rokhl’s Golden City: Jewish Bolsheviks, Yiddish songs, ‘Comrade Stalin,’ and the year that changed the world

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The Sickening Cost of Lenin’s Revolution

Victor Sebestyen’s engaging ‘Lenin’ and Anne Applebaum’s meticulous ‘Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine’ help explain why a century later the central amorality of the unfulfilled Utopian ideal is still with us

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