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Defining the ‘One Land, Two State’ Solution

The editors of a new book about the conflict respond to a Commentary review

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The Tea Party’s New Front in the American Culture Wars: Literature

What Adam Bellow and other conservatives get wrong about the political leanings of creators of imaginative fiction

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‘Commentary’ Opens Its Archives

Here’s what you should read

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The Problem With ‘Social Orthodoxy’

If Jews are trading theology for community, it’s time for Orthodoxy to evolve

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Tablet Original Fiction: Light

Tablet Original Fiction: For Alexander Gruen, there are no real Jews left in the world, only holes—and fire

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Crossing the Line

By avoiding authoritative rulings in favor of nuanced debate with the ideas of the past, the Oral Law refuses to simplify

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A Sign Upon Your Arm

Will a new conversation about tattoos include my reason for getting one: Jewish pride?

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Egyptian TV’s Mixed Message

A series airing during Ramadan traffics in anti-Semitic themes but may show an evolving attitude toward Israel

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Your Paul Ryan Roundup

Even more about the Jews

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How Jewish Is Occupy Wall Street?

Commenting on ‘Commentary’

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One Percent

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.

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Seeing Double

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.

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‘Commentary’ Archive Heads to Texas

Ransom Center in Austin is a hotbed of Jewish literary papers

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Loss of JDub Is a Blow to the Jewish Community

Proudly unorthodox, org. kept young Jews interested

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American Jews Unite Against Knesset Bill

The law of unintended consequences

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In N.Y., Gay Marriage Came Courtesy GOP Jews

Staunch Republicans still backed Democratic measure

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In Search of a Better Palin

Out of love with version 1.0, ‘Commentary’ finds Michele Bachmann

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Hannah Arendt’s Draft of History

The edited typescript of “Eichmann in Jerusalem” reveals New Yorker editor William Shawn’s meticulous work

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The Pugilist

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.

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The Socialist

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.

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The Novelist

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.

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Kamenetz Defended by Dead Subject

Reb Nachman of Breslov attacks bad review of Nextbook Press’s ‘Burnt Books’

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My Magazine, Right or Left

Does Tablet Magazine have a bias?

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Web Wars!

The Internet is reshaping our ideas of diplomacy, governance, and war—especially in the Middle East

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Publish or Perish

Jews have always had a special connection to magazines, and it’s Jews—like Sidney Harman, new owner of Newsweek—who will reinvent them

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Goldberg Accused of ‘Commentary’ Mix-Up

Laughably insists he was kidding

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Sundown: Rights Council To Probe Flotilla

Plus what Mad Mel said now, and more

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Jews Debate Jews Debating Obama

Plus the other half of ‘Dysentery’ weighs in

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Today on Tablet

So much hummus, fuzzy numbers, and more

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On the Bookshelf

Infidelities, legacies, comedies, and child prodigies