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Knives

Tablet Original Fiction: Anger management in a Vancouver restaurant

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The Big Q&A

Ep. 120: LGBTQ&A podcast host Jeffrey Masters and Anne Edelstein, author of Lifesaving for Beginners, plus Roy Moore’s ‘Jewish lawyer’

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The Forgotten World of the Badass Valeska Gert

On her 126th birthday, measuring the influence of the incomparable ‘dance performance artist’ who inspired entertainers from German Expressionism through to 1980s punk

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No Yortsayts, Please. We’re Yiddish.

Rokhl’s Golden City: Why reports of the death of Yiddish theater are greatly exaggerated

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The Shtiebel

Remembering the heilige yid of Manhattan’s West Side in the 1960s and ’70s

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Aharon Appelfeld: Editor’s Cut

A glimpse into the late Israeli writer’s magical workshop, as his Hebrew editor illuminates the master’s attention to language and craft

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A Last Conversation with Aharon Appelfeld

The great Jewish writer, who died this week at 85, on his linguistic and literary heritage, the Bohemian way, and the catastrophic modern break between Jews old and new

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Want a New Year’s Resolution? Don’t Be Like Logan Paul.

The YouTube star’s latest controversy is a warning against technology-addled solipsism

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A Cruel and Elusive Family History

Agata Tuszyńska’s ‘Family History of Fear’ and Ivan Jablonka’s ‘A History of the Grandparents I Never Had’ open old wounds

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Mr. Barbershop

A three-part invention

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I Wanna Be Your Goyfriend

Rokhl’s Golden City: Plans for the ‘day of immense goyish significance,’ and other klezmatic holiday delights

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Denise Levertov’s Poetic Gifts and Her Hidden Inheritance from Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi

On the 20th anniversary of her death: How the influential Jewish apostate to Christianity and self-described ‘Hebrew-Christian’ Paul Philip Levertoff influenced the art and activism of his daughter

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Extreme Diamonds: Paul Valéry and the Last Centennial of 1917

The French poet saw the coming collapse of civilization. A hundred years later, his ‘The Young Fate’ rings true anew.

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Reform Jediism

The Last Jedi, the story of a community that abandons its religion for an ephemeral universalist creed, can feel like a documentary about American Jews

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My Old Kentoki Home

An enduring and strange epic poem about life in America in the early 20th century—for many Jewish immigrants, a true Promised Land

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‘Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins’ Is the True Story of Hanukkah

Bookworm: So what if the festival of lights has some magic?

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Mel Bochner’s Torah

Paintings that tell us to eff off while showing us the way in

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‘Rabbi’ John Selden and the Restoration of the Jews to England

How the modern academic discipline of ‘Jewish Studies’ was invented in Renaissance England by the the greatest Christian Hebraist of the age

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The Problem With ‘The Problem With Apu’

What ‘The Simpsons’ can teach us about nationalism, identity, and the American future

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Chai? Chai Not?

How Elvis showed me the way to being Jewish and different but also American and the same

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Rokhl’s Khanike Gift List for the Yiddishist in Your Life

Golden City: Support #derkegnshtel and don’t be a seks farbrekher

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The Best Novel of 2017 That You Never Heard Of

Bookworm: Jacob M. Appel’s life-affirming elderly suicide novel ‘Millard Salter’s Last Day’ is a highwire act balancing tragedy and comedy

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Peter Saul Sabotages Everything, Including Himself

The painter learns to ‘live Dada’

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An André Aciman Movie?

Jewishness as a metaphor for homosexual desire, in a successful new adaptation to film of the 2007 novel ‘Call Me By Your Name’

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Painter William Pachner, ‘Esquire’ Illustrator and Famous Portraitist of Franklin Roosevelt, Dies at 102

Before his death, a visit to his studio in Woodstock, New York, where the Czech emigrant and underappreciated artist of the Holocaust found peace

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Like a Roman Stone

Episode 113: Footsteps Executive Director Lani Santo and ‘Why Bob Dylan Matters’ author Richard F. Thomas

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A Tale of Sadomasochism and Coffee

The café as ‘safe space’ in interwar Vienna, in David Fogel’s Hebrew classic, ‘Married Life’

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How Do You Say Turkey in Yiddish?

Rokhl’s Golden City: Why Yiddish culture, alive and well, needs small but reliable financial support, not saving

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Actress Hedy Lamarr, the Real-Life Jewish Wonder Woman Whose Inventions Led to WiFi and GPS

The affecting new documentary ‘Bombshell’ is haunted by recordings of her lilting voice from the 1990s, after her descent into pop-culture hell

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