Teaching I.B. Singer’s Old Jews and Their Moral Tales at a Catholic College

Are the lessons and pleasures of the Yiddish master’s ‘The Son From America’ lost on a new generation?

Jacques Derrida’s Life as an Algerian Jew Revealed in Newly Translated Bio

The philosopher’s influential legacy is reshaped by the part of his life story that is often overlooked

The Dreyfus Affair Holds a Sacred Place in French History. Is There Room for Debate?

The recently declassified dossier that served to convict Alfred Dreyfus is full of sordid details, but most French historians refuse to touch it

Secret Dreyfus Affair Case File Opened by the French Government

An excerpt from the original Tablet Kindle Single ‘Conspiracy of Letters,’ available from Amazon.com today

Hello, Brian Lehrer? This Is All of New York On the Line.

The longtime host of NPR flagship WNYC’s morning call-in show talks about being a radio mensch, Rush Limbaugh, and city politics

The Brazen Shlock Salesman Who Became London’s Greatest Modern Art Dealer

An excerpt from the original Tablet Kindle Single ‘The Swag Man,’ by the Man Booker Prize-winner, available from Amazon.com today

Secrets of English World War II Upper-Class Nazi Club Revealed by a Venetian Dandy

A new film about England’s avowed anti-Semites stirs a champion of European tolerance, liberalism, and civilization

Mastering the Mechanics of Wealth and Power in ‘A Dual Inheritance’

In Joanna Hershon’s absorbing new novel, a Jew on the margins of American respectability reaches the pinnacle of the class pyramid

In an Ex-Pat’s Literary Crime Novel, Norwegian and Jewish-American Sensibilities Collide

The cranky anti-hero of ‘Norwegian by Night’ may be demented, but he’s no fool when it comes to patriotism, identity, and time

Karl Marx: The Greatest Intellectual Fraud of the 19th and 20th Centuries

An impressive new biography looks at the original Jewish leftist—and shines light on the appeal of radical politics for Jews

Jewish Comedy Has Earned Big Praise, But Is It Time to Stop the Joke-Telling?

Scholar Ruth Wisse likes to laugh as much anyone, but also sees peril when Jews can’t seem to quit clowning around. In ‘No Joke’ she explains why.

Robert Alter Wants Us To Think More Seriously About the Bible as Literature

The scholar, critic, and masterful translator remains dedicated to uncovering the full subtlety and intelligence of the stories in sacred texts

A New Novel Brings Ghosts, Geeks, and Golems to Sleepover Camp

First-time novelist Ari Goelman faces tough questions from an 11-year-old fantasy fiction aficionado and summer-camp devotee

The Jew in Bridget Jones

Helen Fielding’s heroine isn’t Jewish, but her internal conflict is acutely familiar to Jewish women

Arendt’s Affair

The woman with the sharpest insight into the philosopher’s love for Heidegger had a parallel history

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