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Joel Meyerowitz Looks Back

Celebrating a half-century of work, the photographer recalls his Bronx childhood and days at Ground Zero

Nabokov’s Jewish Family

A friendship with an ambassador reveals the great writer’s surprising relationship with Israel

The Soloveitchik Who Loved Jesus

A Yale president’s forebear was an enigmatic and pro-Christian member of the famed rabbinic dynasty

The Assimilation Stage

My Name Is Asher Lev and Disgraced bring to New York stages Jews and Muslims struggling with identity

River of Berman

A tribute to the free-associating genius of the Silver Jews, whose work has flowed in and out of my life

A Very Gay, Jewish Christmas

The Rankin-Bass animated specials are yuletide staples, so why do they look Jewish and sound gay?

The Jews Write Christmas Again

With the new Broadway musical A Christmas Story, songwriter Benj Pasek continues a storied tradition

Wall of Crazy

Phil Spector and Leonard Cohen’s incredible album, released 35 years ago, is a time capsule of American pop music

Mo Yan’s Jewish Interpreter

The D-student translator behind the Chinese winner of the Nobel Prize in literature

Fat

Tablet Original Fiction: Sent on a gruesome errand, a young man comes undone

The Rise of the Sheygetz

Rachel Weisz’s happy life with Daniel Craig makes Jewish men wonder if they can ever be good enough

John Lennon’s Alter Ego

On the anniversary of the Beatle’s assassination, turning to his wild, controversial biographer for enlightenment

Q&A: Wojciech Jagielski

The Polish long-form master and Kapuscinski heir talks about children in war and the fate of journalism

The Tainted Bird

A new collection of Jerzy Kosinski’s interviews and speeches reveals an Everyman who worked on his own terms

Shani Boianjiu Goes Home Again

Not far from her village near Lebanon, the Israeli novelist—who published originally in English—talks war and books

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