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A Double Life

In an excerpt from a new memoir, the revelation of secrets—secret information from a formerly quiet grandmother

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Rupert Brooke, My Favorite Anti-Semite

A Tablet continuing series of tributes to the people who hate us

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How Did Itzik Wittenberg, Hero of the Vilna Ghetto, Die?

The answer defines moral views of resistance and martyrdom, and says more about the version of history being told than it does about Wittenberg himself

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Composting

Tablet Original Fiction: all things decay

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The Rebbe of the Warsaw Ghetto

How Kalonymous Kalman Shapira’s ‘Holy Fire’ spread out of the Holocaust and into the non-Hasidic world

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The History of a Karaite Rabbi in Eastern Europe

The story of Simhah Isaac Lutski helps explain how Karaite Jews retained their communal and doctrinal coherence amid other competing, more ‘European’ forms of Judaism

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Daniel Deronda, Conservative Jewish Hero

In an essential new online course, Ruth Wisse gives George Eliot’s hero a timely and insightful reading

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War and Palestine

The great screenwriter remembers a wartime visit to the Holy Land

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Festival of the Departed

Tablet Original Fiction: ways of remembering, long after everyone has turned out the lights

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The Maharal of Prague and the Republic of Letters

Science and humanism—and Jews and Christians—collide in early modern Europe

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Vulture in a Cage

New translations of the Hebrew Golden Age poetry of Solomon Ibn Gabirol reveal a man for our time

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On Venus, Have We Got a Rabbi!

A long-lost space age satire about what it means to be a Jew from one of science fiction’s greatest humorists

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Specters of the Skyline

Peering into, and through, the ghostly new Brooklyn

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Merry Christmas, Donald Trump

TO: America  FROM: The Jews

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In Defense of Philip Roth

Reconsidering the American Jewish icon as a modern master, not a stereotype

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The Election and the Over-Soul

Mystic emanations, and a path forward, in democracy’s wake

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Going to Vancouver

In an excerpt from ‘Meant To Be,’ the founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and its Museum of Tolerance remembers growing up on the Lower East Side

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A Farewell to SNCC

In the 1960s, the civil rights activist drew the line with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee when it declared Israel ‘illegal’

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A Holy Fool

Tablet Original Fiction: A Jewish heretic wants to read—literature

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A Memoir of Jewish Camp From Somebody Who Never Attended

‘I thought I knew something about what being Jewish means. Then my wife and I started looking into summer camps for our son.’

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Thick-Sprinkled Bunting: Our Flag and Its Poet

What Walt Whitman can tell us about our democracy

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Rothschild’s Luck; or, A Tale of Two Patrons

Newly translated fiction—a timeless fable about wealth and humility—from the Nobel laureate S.Y. Agnon, in time for Shavuot

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Some Notes on My Father’s Cousin, Joseph Roth

Seventy-seven years to the day after the Austrian-Jewish journalist and novelist died, the great chronicler of prewar Europe still has much to tell us

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A Holiday Fable

Tablet Original Fiction for Passover, from the master of black humor: Evicted from Teaneck, what exodus awaits?

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For the Love of Suzie Louise: A Christmas Story

In middle-century Skokie, a young Jewish boy searches for a stolen Jesus to comfort his bereft Christian girlfriend

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An Undecorated Soldier

Tablet Original Fiction: Called up, and called back, for duty on the front lines of Israel Defense Force’s Northern Command

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Obsession

An affair—‘the pain of creation, yet without the creation’—by the great 20th-century Brazilian writer, from the ‘Complete Stories’

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The Etrog

Fiction by Nobel laureate S.Y. Agnon, for Sukkot, in a new English translation by Jeffrey Saks

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The Smallest Woman in the World

A tale of love and vanity by the great 20th-century Brazilian writer, from the new ‘Complete Stories’

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Dancing on Tisha B’Av

Brenda’s brother is in love with another man. What will his minyan think?

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