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The 12 Jewiest Non-Words You Should Be Using Right Now

Because every Jew needs inventive language for situations involving anxiety, misery, disaster, melancholy, and your bubbe’s saliva

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The Best Children’s Passover Books

Did someone say ‘afikomen gift’?

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The 2015 Sydney Taylor Award Winners

Annual literary prize honors the best Jewish children’s books

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A Trip to the Library

‘This is a report on a library trip to Israel from a bookish girl who is now a bookish old lady’

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A Most Unlikable Woman

An aging feminist meets a new generation in Brian Morton’s sharp, sympathetic novel ‘Florence Gordon’

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Overdue Library Book Identified after 86 Years

Louise Sylvia Katz checked out Ludwig Lewisohn’s Israel in 1928

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Steimatzky Bookstore Saved From Bankruptcy

Israel’s largest and oldest bookseller sold to investment company

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Narrating My Audiobook Helped Me Experience a Religious Epiphany

After reading my book out loud, I finally accepted the truth: I’m just not an oral tradition kind of guy

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Five Books to Read on Adam Kirsch’s Birthday

How better to celebrate Tablet’s literary critic?

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The People of the Book vs. The People of the Kindle

What happens when our libraries are purged from our homes, replacing spines with screens?

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Tablet’s 101 Great Jewish Books List: Discuss

Tablet staffers sound off on our newly-published literary list

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Children Are Apt to Forget to Remember

Today on Tablet

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Yizkor, Book: On Yom Kippur, Offering a Blessing for the Life and Death of Books

On Yom Kippur, a day of remembrance, offering a blessing for the life and death of books

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Of the Books

After Amazon started recommending Christian novels for me, I gathered a group of Jewish friends to explore them and discovered an unexpected reconnect with spirituality

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Remembered

Raja Shehadeh’s new memoir joins a growing list of literary works on Palestinian life before Israel. But do they tell the whole story?

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Ebb and Flow

Israeli-born photographer Nadav Kander traveled China’s Yangtze river to chart the country’s transformation. He brought back a meditation on universal change.

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Fit to Eat

Author Sue Fishkoff reports on the world of kosher food production and consumption

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K’tonton Time

The vintage children’s book about a Jewish Tom Thumb still speaks to today’s kids

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Up With Pessimism!

David Rakoff makes the case for an un-American approach to living

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Eat, Pray, Love Your Brother

The Julia Roberts blockbuster—and the Elizabeth Gilbert memoir it’s based on—get the prayer part all wrong

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Among the Believers

A new look at the origins of Islam describes a tolerant world that may not have existed

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The Strangest Shabbos You’ve Ever Seen

Blogging Joshua Cohen’s ‘Witz’

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Daybreak: Memorial Day Finds Tourists, Uncharacteristic Frankness in Israel

Plus Blair stranded, books in Italy, and more in the news

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The Better Book Club

Rather than ban books, let’s find alternatives

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Banned in Canada

Jewish groups protesting a pro-Palestinian book are missing the point

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Groupies

Eavesdropping on a book-club meeting and lamenting the unloved life of a writer

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Today in Tablet

A very Ladino Hanukkah, a very Latvian Hanukkah, and more

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Today in Tablet

Jewgrass, children’s books, and more

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The Last Canaanite

Israel loses Amos Kenan, author, artist, activist, native son

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Publish Hitler, Say German Jews

Leader struggles for an annotated ‘Mein Kampf’