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Ebb Tide in the Golden Country

All is not as it was for Jews in America

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The Five Best Jewish Christmas Films

Die Hard, ScroogedTrading Places, and more

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Museum in Antwerp Recalls the Ships That Brought Einstein and Irving Berlin to America

The Red Star Line carried half a million Jewish refugees from Europe as they fled pogroms, anti-Semitism, and the Nazis

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The Love Affair Between American Presidents and Jewish Artists, and Why It May Be Over

The historical relationship—and the proximity to power it afforded—enabled wider acceptance of Jews in America

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A Jewish Christmas Soundtrack

The top 10 Christmas songs written by Jews, from ‘Silver Bells’ to ‘Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow’

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Daybreak: Hurricane Sandy in Pictures

Plus Israeli Interior Minister orders detention of Sudanese immigrants

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Sundown: Goodbye, Gabby

Plus the new Tahrir Square turns 1, and more

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Block Party

Zero Mostel, Emma Goldman, and George Gershwin all worked on the stretch of Manhattan’s West 28th Street once known as Tin Pan Alley. Now it’s Tablet Magazine’s home, too, so let’s explore the neighborhood.

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Queen of Pop

As the curtain rises on the musical Baby It’s You!, music critic Jody Rosen discusses its subject, Florence Greenberg, the New Jersey housewife behind the Shirelles and Dionne Warwick

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Coney Island Winter

Site of famous coaster up for sale

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Songs of Songs

What are the 100 greatest Jewish songs ever? Tablet Magazine’s musicologists rank them all, from sacred to pop to hip-hop, from Rabbi Akiva to Amy Winehouse.

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Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas

The ten best holiday songs penned by Jews

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Turning Point

A new history argues that it was a single play—Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!—that ushered in the beginning of Broadway’s Golden Age

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A Fine Concert

Rufus, Sting, Lou Reed, and a celebration of David Lehman’s Nextbook Press book

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Facing the Music

David Lehman, author of ‘A Fine Romance,’ offers insights into the American songbook

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Rags and Riches

What the new Tin Pan Alley Rag teaches us about Irving Berlin and the other Jews who wrote the American songbook

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Minstrel Show

Parodies that make us cringe today used to make people roar. A music critic discovers Abie Cohen, the Jewish version of Aunt Jemima.