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‘Awakening,’ a Short Story by Isaac Babel

A new English translation for May Day

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My Favorite Anti-Semite: Gregor von Rezzori

Twenty years after his death, why the German-language writer and memoirist yearned for an era he never knew

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‘The Anarchist Kosher Cookbook’

Today on Jewcy: A new book of Jewish short horror stories unsettles and amuses.

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Knives

Tablet Original Fiction: Anger management in a Vancouver restaurant

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Mr. Barbershop

A three-part invention

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After 22 Years, Jenny Diski’s First Short Story Collection is Published in America

‘The Vanishing Princess’ experiments with the elliptical style and subjects that would later become the writer’s trademark

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Smoke in the Air

In the ‘cosmic and frightening’ Sapir Prize-winning The Ruined House, by Israeli expatriate Ruby Namdar, the secular modern world and the ancient divine mysteries coexist

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Immigrant City

Tablet Original Fiction: ‘On either side of the street rose apartment buildings, thrumming with life and larceny. There it was, my immigrant childhood.’

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Mongolia

Tablet Original Fiction: Lost on the Eurasian steppe, led there by ‘an eccentric and possibly a hypocrite,’ who is trying to run away from the world

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The Gift of the Mishnah

For the first time in English, a short story by the Yiddish master, in which 19th-century Hasidism meets its radical grandchildren in the 20th

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At Our Absolute Worst

Marco Roth talks to, yells at, and pleads with Joshua Cohen about his new novel, ‘Moving Kings’

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Moving Kings

In an excerpt from Joshua Cohen’s new novel, David King rules his domain

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Composting

Tablet Original Fiction: all things decay

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Adulting With Jami Attenberg

A Brooklyn woman learns to ‘handle her shit’ in the new novel, ‘All Grown Up’

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Festival of the Departed

Tablet Original Fiction: ways of remembering, long after everyone has turned out the lights

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Read ‘Strip Mine,’ a Strikingly Prescient Novel About Israel, Gaza, and the Middle East

Reuters Jerusalem reporter Dan Williams’s impressive debut novel from 2014 combines an insider’s edge with a page-turner’s plot

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S.Y. Agnon’s ‘Rothschild’s Luck’: An Introduction

The 1963 short story appears in Tablet for the first time in English translation

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A Holiday Fable

Tablet Original Fiction for Passover, from the master of black humor: Evicted from Teaneck, what exodus awaits?

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Poets in the Kitchen Window

Canadian-Israeli writer Ayelet Tsabari’s new collection of short stories, ‘The Best Place on Earth,’ turns Israeliness into a new kind of Diasporic identity

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An Undecorated Soldier

Tablet Original Fiction: Called up, and called back, for duty on the front lines of Israel Defense Force’s Northern Command

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Obsession

An affair—‘the pain of creation, yet without the creation’—by the great 20th-century Brazilian writer, from the ‘Complete Stories’

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JDate Acquires JSwipe

The rival Jewish dating companies, once embroiled in a trademark legal battle, have agreed to a merger. Love wins.

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‘Shoes’: Fiction From the Israeli Master of the Short Story

After a visit to a Holocaust museum, a student sees his Adidas sneakers in a new light

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The Etrog

Fiction by Nobel laureate S.Y. Agnon, for Sukkot, in a new English translation by Jeffrey Saks

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André Aciman, Sarah Wildman, and Others Build a Summer Reading List

Looking for a good book to sink into at the beach in these waning dog days? Friends share what they’ve loved lately.

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The Smallest Woman in the World

A tale of love and vanity by the great 20th-century Brazilian writer, from the new ‘Complete Stories’

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Dancing on Tisha B’Av

Brenda’s brother is in love with another man. What will his minyan think?

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Dry

Tablet Original Fiction: ‘Ruth had always assumed she’d die a one-man virgin.’

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The Butcher of Desire; or Imagining Philip Roth

Tablet Original Fiction: Meet Phil the Kosher butcher, non-traditional writing student, counterfactual storyteller, Lothario

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