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A Universal Jewishness

More of the Jewish tradition is vanishing in present conditions of security and prosperity than ever vanished in past conditions of oppression and poverty

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The Crack-Up: F. Scott Fitzgerald Might Have Warned ‘TNR’ About Dumb Rich People

Farewell to my beloved magazine, my old and treasured home

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Frank Foer, Leon Wieseltier Out at The New Republic

In massive shake-up, storied magazine loses renowned editors

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Leon Wieseltier Schools Colbert on Liberalism

He also critiques modern culture in 10 words and explains his ‘centrist hair’ 

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A Motley Crew, Including Said and Wieseltier, Unite To Find Chopin’s Great Lost Interpreter

The quest to rediscover the mysterious pianist Ignace Tiegerman led through Cairo, Italy, and the ghost of Bruno Schulz

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Leon Wieseltier Wins a Half Million Dollars

The TNR lion scores the Dan David Prize for his contributions to humanity

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Jennifer Weiner’s Shiksa Lit

Her heroines are Jewish, but the best-selling novelist is working—despite her protests—in a goyish genre

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Peter Beinart Responds

The author of the The Crisis of Zionism strikes back at criticism of his controversial new book about Israel and American Jews

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Sundown: Iran Is Getting Hungry

Plus the greatest referee of all time, and more

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Lightning Rod

Admired or reviled—but never ignored—how has Peter Beinart created a firestorm with well-worn ideas about Israel and American Jews?

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Sundown: Circle the Date

Plus Perry goes kosher, the fatal mustache, and more

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Ordinary People

Two new books, The Druggist of Auschwitz and Reluctant Accomplice, offer true stories of average citizens’ divergent responses to Nazi rule. They help us examine our own rationalization of genocide.

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Sundown: You Don’t Mess With the Hitch

Plus, the most Jewish HBO series yet, and more

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A Newly Paved Arab Street?

Wieseltier and Ibish cast uprisings in instructively similar lights

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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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Sundown: The Week That Nothing Happened

Plus a few minor things that happened, and more

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Peretz Agonistes

The ‘TNR’ editor heads for the Holy Land

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Higher Truth

In her new book, critic Ruth Franklin argues for why the Holocaust is best understood through fiction

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Jacobson’s Politics and England’s Jews

Intellectual skywriting with James Wood, Harold Bloom, and more!

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Wieseltier on Park51

The best thing you will read, the last thing you should

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Leon Wieseltier’s Plan for Iran

‘Democratization and deterrence’

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Wieseltier Joins the Fray

Cameron condemns, Abbas has a prize, and more flotilla reax

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‘L’affaire Beinart’ Continues

Responses to Zionism essay pour in

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Sullivan Responds to Wieseltier’s Israel Charges

As does everyone else with an Internet connection

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Wieseltier vs. Sullivan

Your guide to the brawl

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History and Memory

Yosef Yerushalmi, who died Tuesday, was a pioneer in the field of Jewish studies

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Wieseltier Hates Idea of Self-Hatred

Even if he once made same charge himself

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Hero Worship

Ed Zwick and Leon Wieseltier on fighters, cab drivers, creepy forests, and the movie Defiance