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The Unforgivable Sin of Survival

Only now, years after he survived Auschwitz, can we hear the alienation and fury of H.G. Adler’s newly translated ‘Shoah Trilogy’

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Kafka’s Gay, Hasidic Hebrew Teacher

Was Georg Mordechai Langer’s the first modern attempt to reconcile homosexuality and Judaism?

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Imagining the Lives of the Jewish Mothers Behind Famous Jews

How Jewish moms might have put their kids on the path to greatness—perhaps unintentionally

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Rabbi Wolpe’s Picks: Kafka at the Spa

‘The Lost Worlds of Jewish Spa Culture,’ by Mirjam Zadoff

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The First Rosh Hashanah After Hurricane Katrina

Eight years after the devastating storm, remembering the first High Holidays

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Charmin Bear Reads Kafka on the Toilet

New toilet paper ad gets literary with ‘The Metamorphosis’ cameo

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New Books for Your Kids’ Summer Reading List: Jewish-Themed Fantasy Stories

New titles, for three different age groups, offer young readers an escape into fantastical fiction—with a Jewish twist

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Kafka and the Mess of Peace Negotiations

Nothing’s changed, nothing looks to change

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The Beilis Conspiracy

A century after the last blood libel trial, the idea that Jews drink Christian vital fluid is still alive and well

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River of Berman

A tribute to the free-associating genius of the Silver Jews, whose work has flowed in and out of my life

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Kafka’s Yom Kippur Appeal

A century ago this High Holiday, Franz Kafka composed two masterworks, both informed by his Jewish heritage

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John Updike the Jew

In his Bech books, the great novelist of American WASPdom parsed the allure and otherness of Jewish writers

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The Best Holocaust Novel Ever

Franz Werfel’s classic The Forty Days of Musa Dagh, about the Armenian Genocide, gets a new translation

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Sundown: Biden Defends Israeli Self-Defense

Plus Obama forsakes sticks and stones against Syria, and more

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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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Grossman Makes Obama’s Summer Reading List

A few more suggestions

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Sundown: Obama to Fight for Jewish Voters

Plus, Braun’s brawn, Kafka, and more

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Etsy Does Kafka

A little bit of Prague for your collection of whimsical trinkets

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Youth in Revolt

A new edition of Walter Benjamin’s early work sheds light his first reckonings with Jewishness and offers glimpses of the powerful thinker he would ultimately become

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Tried and True

In his 1988 novel Fiasco—only now available in English—Hungarian Nobel laureate Imre Kertész imagines an author exhausted by the Holocaust yet unable to write about anything else

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Sundown: Palestinians Ditch Peace Process

Plus great old photos of great old Jews, and more

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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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Kafka in Brooklyn

By way of Iceland

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Homecomings

A museum exhibition and a new translation from the Yiddish examine ‘heritage travel’ in the 1930s

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‘Burnt Books’ Drops Today

Kamenetz’s, and Nextbook Press’s, latest

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Today on Tablet

Our Kurdish brothers, making ‘It Gets Better’ better, and more

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Close Encounter

Rodger Kamenetz’s new book connects Rabbi Nachman, Franz Kafka, a turkey, and a cockroach

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Your ‘Burnt Books’ Offering

A mail art exposition

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The Ghosts of Prague

Your Vox Tablet preview

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