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Being Ben-Gurion

In a new biography, historian Anita Shapira deciphers Israel’s inscrutable founding father

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Liel, Liel, Liel

What my fellow Tablet writer gets wrong about privilege—and liberalism

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Leonard Cohen’s Long, Strange, Sometimes Tortured Road to Mastering His Own Sound

Liel Leibovitz, who has a new book out on the rock ’n’ roll poet, looks at how Cohen’s songs evolved from bleak to transcendent

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Lou Reed, 1942-2013: Baruch Dayan Emet

The Brooklyn-born punk star, writer, and poet altered the New York cultural landscape

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The Dreyfus Affair Holds a Sacred Place in French History. Is There Room for Debate?

The recently declassified dossier that served to convict Alfred Dreyfus is full of sordid details, but most French historians refuse to touch it

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Secret Dreyfus Affair Case File Opened by the French Government

An excerpt from the original Tablet Kindle Single ‘Conspiracy of Letters,’ available from Amazon.com today

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VIDEO: Watch Yair Lapid Get Beat Down

It’s a good thing the Finance Minister’s boxing days are over

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Liel Leibovitz vs. Adam Kirsch on Philip Roth

The two Tableteers debate the author’s legacy ahead of his 80th birthday

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How (Not) To Stop a Bully

Emily Bazelon’s new book argues that bullying comes in different forms and so should its antidotes

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So Much for Rescuing Beitar Jerusalem

A writer’s plea goes up in smoke

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An Update on the Free Chinese Food Mystery

The source of the order has been pinpointed

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Come Hear About the New Deli Scene

A Tablet talk featuring Katz’s Jake Dell and Mile End’s Noah Bernamoff

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My Hip-Hop Nation

If a society’s vitality is evidenced by the pulse of its dance music, then there’s hope for Israel

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Counterpunch

Comment of the Week

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Killer

Cain and Abel offer an important lesson, says a UCLA professor in the new book Bloodlust: It’s familiarity, not otherness, that breeds violence.

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Die, Nazi Scum!

Today on Tablet

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Dissenter

Rosa Luxemburg was a Marxist activist in early 20th-century Berlin, murdered by her political enemies after World War I. She’s the topic of the debut edition of “Long Story Short,” a new podcast on people and ideas in Jewish life.

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Our Least Interesting Author

Comment of the Week

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Pyromania, authenticity, and more

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Israel Attorney General Investigating Rabbis

Perhaps under pressure from you, the reader

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An unlikely romance, the Palestinian Ghandi, and more

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Dissenting on Facebook

A Jewish conspiracy? Well, sorta

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The Problem With David Grossman

Today on Tablet

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Today on Tablet

Interview with the ambassador, and more

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The Internet Had a Bris

‘Web Wars!’: an introduction

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Simchat Torah edition

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God’s favorites, and more

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Choosing chosenness, gaming Israel, and more

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Sundown: Our Man in Havana

Plus ground control to Mayor Rahm? and more