Tablet Original Fiction: ‘Ruth had always assumed she’d die a one-man virgin.’
Confessions of a Jewish teenage folkie
A naked African-American, life-like young boys, personal property, public art, commerce, and cultural bravery collide at the nexus of the new West Side scene
Will an art restitution allow Michael Hayden to reconnect with his German roots?
Francophone Algerian writer Kemal Daoud writes back to ‘The Stranger’—and breathes life into its nameless victim
Why Israel’s most prestigious book award just shut out Hebrew writers who live outside the Jewish State
Memories of the Argentine literary mystic’s visit to the Holy Land, and of his nuanced Zionism
Vox Tablet launches a revue of our favorite episodes from the past decade with this gem of a story from Janice Erlbaum
In defense, and praise, of the champion of personality, for whom Jewishness was simply a fact of life, not an ‘identity’
Tablet Original Fiction: Meet Phil the Kosher butcher, non-traditional writing student, counterfactual storyteller, Lothario
From a strange small town in Idaho to a menacing desert island, summer programming is all about anxious, insular communities
What did last year’s Gaza War do to Israelis?
The Jewish Foster Wallace crosses auto-fiction with hysterical realism, in the energetic and intelligent ‘Book of Numbers’
Israeli mentalist Uri Geller’s mind-over-matter philosophy of life
The great critic’s sparkling new tour of American literature illuminates the sublime life of books
Sociologist Pierre Birnbaum says it’s time Léon Blum—French Socialist, Zionist, wartime hero, and prime minister—got his due
‘Incident at Vichy,’ a play about rounding up Jews and Roma, held lessons for Soviet Refuseniks
The grim satire of the ‘Charlie Hebdo’ controversy, in context
An excerpt from Pierre Birnbaum’s new biography of the French titan
‘I don’t believe in you, “salvation,” I never have and I never will. And very soon I won’t even be.’
‘The Odd Woman and the City’ proves the memoirist is a peer of Kazin, Howe, and other great chroniclers of Jewish America
In ‘The Brothers,’ her new book about the Boston attacks, the Russian émigré writer empathizes with fellow displaced people
Remembering Maria Altmann, the uncompromising Klimt owner behind Helen Mirren’s portrayal in ‘Woman in Gold’
An excerpt from Letty Cottin Pogrebin’s new novel, ‘Single Jewish Male Seeking Soul Mate’
The Chairman of the Board died 17 years ago today. In his centennial year, a tour of his deep-seated Zionism.
On a new album, Italian singer Shulamit offers modern interpretations of haunting songs left by women in the Holocaust
Nazi propaganda: show it, or bury it? A new documentary takes on the question.
Lost Egypt comes alive in Yitzhak Gormezano Goren’s 1978 Hebrew idyll ‘Alexandrian Summer,’ in a first English translation
A cautionary tale: ‘The Death’s Head Chess Club’ and other period fantasies are the inevitable next thing in Shoah fiction
A new English translation of fiction by Nobel laureate S.Y. Agnon, for Lag BaOmer