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PETA’s Gay Bunnies and the Holocaust on Your Plate

Another egregious campaign by the animal rights group, which once compared Shoah victims to pigs

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Philip Roth, Master of Deception

The Nobel laureate chronicled the American Jewish Experience

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Teaching I.B. Singer’s Old Jews and Their Moral Tales at a Catholic College

Are the lessons and pleasures of the Yiddish master’s ‘The Son From America’ lost on a new generation?

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Searching for I.B. Singer

A yearlong first encounter with the great Yiddish author who gave me my middle name

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Angels in Judaica

Jews’ interest in angels dates back millennia—as the Israel Museum’s ‘Divine Messengers’ exhibit attests

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On “Jewish” Writing

Starting a conversation about Jewish fiction

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I.B. Singer, the Last Demon

In stories written in Poland and the U.S., the modernist master Isaac Bashevis Singer mined folk tales to convey the 20th century’s essential cruelty

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Sentimental Journey

In the new collected stories of Nathan Englander, and in his revised Haggadah, Jews cling tenuously to the easily broken chains of tradition

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Pilgrim’s Progress

Creating Jewishness in a post-religious age: Leon Uris’ Exodus and S.Y. Agnon’s Only Yesterday paint Israel’s history in broad and fine strokes

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Paper Chase

Until the widow of Yiddish writer Chaim Grade died last year, his archive was kept locked away in their stuffed apartment. Now it’s up for grabs.

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‘Commentary’ Archive Heads to Texas

Ransom Center in Austin is a hotbed of Jewish literary papers

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Missing

An Ezra Jack Keats exhibit at the Jewish Museum underscores the children’s book author and illustrator’s striking ambivalence about his Jewishness

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Singer’s Typewriter, Heschel’s Suits

The things we carry

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Magic Keys

Promised a prized object, an aspiring writer and family friend helped Isaac Bashevis Singer’s widow sort through his possessions. But some things will always remain out of reach.

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Less Interesting Jewish Books

Thank God we have better stuff to read

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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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Coney Island Winter

Site of famous coaster up for sale

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Prescient

I.J. Singer’s newly reissued The Brothers Ashkenazi may not be on par with the greatest realist epics, but it is an eerie foretelling of Eastern European Jewry’s eventual fate

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Jews Who Booze

Match a drink to a novelist

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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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Today on Tablet

Post-Jewish lit, very Jewish lit, and more

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All Turned Around

The hero of I.B. Singer’s newly reissued The Magician of Lublin is torn between bohemia and bourgeois respectability, Jews and Gentiles

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Early Sundown: Sukkot Edition

Plus unrest in East J’lem, and more

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A Settled Schtick

How to write a Yiddish trend piece

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Sundown: Bibi Warms Up to Jordan

Plus Cameron calls Gaza ‘prison camp,’ and more

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Keeper of the Flame

Few writers have had champions as fierce as Chaim Grade’s widow, Inna Grade, who died earlier this month

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Observing the Sabbath

How nine fiction writers handled the theme of the seventh day

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The Other Singer Finds Love on Facebook

I.J. joins I.B. with his own Facebook ‘Appreciation Society’

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Guilt By Association

A novelist reflects on what it means to be a Jewish writer

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