Lessons for Hanukkah
Reuters Jerusalem reporter Dan Williams’s impressive debut novel from 2014 combines an insider’s edge with a page-turner’s plot
The 1963 short story appears in Tablet for the first time in English translation
Tablet Original Fiction for Passover, from the master of black humor: Evicted from Teaneck, what exodus awaits?
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
Tablet Original Fiction: Called up, and called back, for duty on the front lines of Israel Defense Force’s Northern Command
An affair—‘the pain of creation, yet without the creation’—by the great 20th-century Brazilian writer, from the ‘Complete Stories’
The rival Jewish dating companies, once embroiled in a trademark legal battle, have agreed to a merger. Love wins.
After a visit to a Holocaust museum, a student sees his Adidas sneakers in a new light
Fiction by Nobel laureate S.Y. Agnon, for Sukkot, in a new English translation by Jeffrey Saks
Looking for a good book to sink into at the beach in these waning dog days? Friends share what they’ve loved lately.
A tale of love and vanity by the great 20th-century Brazilian writer, from the new ‘Complete Stories’
Brenda’s brother is in love with another man. What will his minyan think?
Tablet Original Fiction: ‘Ruth had always assumed she’d die a one-man virgin.’
Tablet Original Fiction: Meet Phil the Kosher butcher, non-traditional writing student, counterfactual storyteller, Lothario
A cautionary tale: ‘The Death’s Head Chess Club’ and other period fantasies are the inevitable next thing in Shoah fiction
A new English translation of fiction by Nobel laureate S.Y. Agnon, for Lag BaOmer
Tablet Original Fiction: a rabbi, a broken soul, and a huge wad of cash
In a ‘richly appointed’ debut, ‘The Empire of the Senses,’ German Jews of the 1920s live in blissful ignorance
Tablet Original Fiction set in the all-inclusive resorts of the Dominican Republic
Israeli novelist Gail Hareven dives fearlessly into the the moral quagmires of abuse, vengeance, and the legacy of the Holocaust
A short story by Michael Chabon
A short short Christmas story
‘We were told that everybody has to watch.’ Harrowing fiction from Polish great Marek Hlasko, in a first English translation.
Admits he didn’t realize he’d never be free of its title character
A bris gone wrong comes back to haunt Pavel Zitskovich Bitsnikov
With his newly translated novel ‘The Hilltop,’ Assaf Gavron stakes his claim to be Israel’s Jonathan Franzen
Newly reissued: the underappreciated writer’s 7-volume, multigenerational Gollantz Saga, an epic of 19th-c. European Jewry
Are David Cronenberg, Ethan Coen, and others honing their artistic vision through fiction, or just more free to be gross there?
New novels answer Irving Howe’s question: Can we accept aesthetic pleasure in a book about the Shoah?