The editors of a new book about the conflict respond to a Commentary review
What Adam Bellow and other conservatives get wrong about the political leanings of creators of imaginative fiction
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If Jews are trading theology for community, it’s time for Orthodoxy to evolve
Tablet Original Fiction: For Alexander Gruen, there are no real Jews left in the world, only holes—and fire
By avoiding authoritative rulings in favor of nuanced debate with the ideas of the past, the Oral Law refuses to simplify
Will a new conversation about tattoos include my reason for getting one: Jewish pride?
A series airing during Ramadan traffics in anti-Semitic themes but may show an evolving attitude toward Israel
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Commenting on ‘Commentary’
Anti-Semites are a tiny fringe at the Occupy Wall Street protests. But an inability to quiet them shows the limitations of a leaderless movement.
A Jewish literature is easy to identify. But defining Jewish art is a task of Talmudic complexity, as a new book, Jewish Art, makes clear.
Ransom Center in Austin is a hotbed of Jewish literary papers
Proudly unorthodox, org. kept young Jews interested
The law of unintended consequences
Staunch Republicans still backed Democratic measure
Out of love with version 1.0, ‘Commentary’ finds Michele Bachmann
The edited typescript of “Eichmann in Jerusalem” reveals New Yorker editor William Shawn’s meticulous work
Friends and Politics, Part 3: Norman Podhoretz. The neoconservative icon and I weren’t personally close, but we shared a more important bond, over the struggle to defend Israel and American Jewry.
Friends and Politics, Part 2: Irving Howe. The prominent critic and I worked on Yiddish translations together, but a dispute over Israel and its Arab neighbors ruptured our relationship—until we reconnected over literature.
Friends and Politics, Part 1: Saul Bellow. The Nobel Prize-winner and I shared a love of literature and of Yiddish, but our friendship was tested by decades-long disagreements over politics.
Reb Nachman of Breslov attacks bad review of Nextbook Press’s ‘Burnt Books’
Does Tablet Magazine have a bias?
The Internet is reshaping our ideas of diplomacy, governance, and war—especially in the Middle East
Jews have always had a special connection to magazines, and it’s Jews—like Sidney Harman, new owner of Newsweek—who will reinvent them
Laughably insists he was kidding
Plus what Mad Mel said now, and more
Plus the other half of ‘Dysentery’ weighs in
So much hummus, fuzzy numbers, and more
Infidelities, legacies, comedies, and child prodigies