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Switzerland Today

A short story by Michael Chabon

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My Jewish Feminist Problem

Why my sisters can’t think straight about Israel

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Searching for the Stars

‘We were told that everybody has to watch.’ Harrowing fiction from Polish great Marek Hlasko, in a first English translation.

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The Mohel of Myshkov; Or, If Gogol Had Been a Jew

A bris gone wrong comes back to haunt Pavel Zitskovich Bitsnikov

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Israeli Historian Otto Dov Kulka Tells Auschwitz Story of a Czech Family That Never Existed

Why Holocaust accounts—and their fictions or omissions—can be a threat to the history of a complicated, tragic human reality

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Klinghoffer at the Met

John Adams’s masterpiece is about an American Jew murdered by Palestinian terrorists, but the real opera is off stage

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The Dagger of Faith in the Digital Age

A vitriolic medieval manuscript illuminates how Google is destroying the act of reading

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Twofold

For Yom Kippur, fiction by Nobel laureate S.Y. Agnon, in a first English translation

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My Jewish Feminism: A Memoir

The influential writer reflects on six decades of art, worry, and Jewish Princess jokes

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How the Ghosts of the Holocaust Haunted the 1960s, But Quietly

The evolution of Jewish American political discourse from outsider counter-culture to ‘never again a victim’

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The Blame Game

New York State starves schools of money. In East Ramapo, Orthodox Jews—and special-needs children—get the blame.

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Ilan Halimi’s Tortured Ghost Will Continue Haunting France

In the final part of Tablet’s series on French anti-Semitism, echoes and paradoxes of a gruesome murder

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An Insider’s Guide to the Most Important Story on Earth

A former AP correspondent explains how and why reporters get Israel so wrong, and why it matters

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A Tablet Exclusive Interview With Marine Le Pen, Head of the National Front

Part 4: Is the queen of Europe’s Far Right, and possible future President of France, an enemy of Islamists, Jews, or both?

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The Crimes of Moisés Ville: A Story of Gauchos and Jews

The long echo of a massacre on the Argentine pampas, and the multi-generational chronicle of Jewish life in its wake

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‘In the Beginning, the Brothers, They Told Me To Kill’

How did Mohamed Merah happen? In the third of a five-part series on anti-Semitism in France, the roots of the Toulouse gunman.

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Seven Days, Five Years

A week visiting my family in Israel

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Celebrity Rabbi, Heal Thyself

Shmuley Boteach—rabbi, sexpert, Michael Jackson pal—has led many lives. But none of them can obliterate his past.

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How a City in France Became a Mecca for Islamists

A visit to Roubaix, home of alleged Jewish Museum killer Mehdi Nemmouche. Second of a five-part series on anti-Semitism in France.

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Did the Rebbe Identify Himself as the Messiah—and What Do His Hasidim Believe Today?

Twenty years after his death, the legacy of the Lubavitcher leader—‘the Prince of our generation’—is still a matter of heated debate

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Planetary Science

Tablet Original Fiction: a scientist chases a meteorite, and finds a message from God

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The Satmar Rebbe and the Destruction of Hungarian Jewry: Part 2

The late Rabbi Yoel Teitelbaum and his disciples’ interpretation of his decisions and actions during the Holocaust

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The Satmar Rebbe and the Destruction of Hungarian Jewry: Part 1

The terrible cost of Rabbi Yoel Teitelbaum’s life and actions during the Holocaust, and his later extremism

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Who Is Mehdi Nemmouche, and Why Did He Want To Kill Jews?

In the first of a five-part series on growing anti-Semitism in France, an intimate look at the alleged Brussels Jewish museum shooter

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The Angel of Mercy

Tablet Original Fiction: a mansion, a storm, and a poolside shattering

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A Soviet Drop-Out’s Journey to Freedom

In search of the traces of my refugee transit camp in Vienna, on my way to America

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The Lubavitcher Rebbe Died 20 Years Ago Today. Who Was He?

Two new biographies attempt to describe the Chabad leader, but can we ever fathom his ultimate aloneness?

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On the Road With Bernard-Henri Lévy, the Planet’s Last Superstar French Intellectual

From Paris to Benghazi to Dhaka to Kiev, France’s most prominent, and tireless, public philosopher is also its de facto statesman

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The Mystery of the Origins of Yiddish Will Never Be Solved

How an academic field—marked by petty fighting, misguided ideological debates, and personal proximity to tragedy—doomed itself

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Where Did Yiddish Come From?

An explosive debate erupts from footnotes suggesting that Ashkenazi Jews are Europeans

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