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Switzerland Today

A short story by Michael Chabon

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A Trip to the Library

‘This is a report on a library trip to Israel from a bookish girl who is now a bookish old lady’

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Hungarian Gold Train Stops for Good Americans, Bad Israelis in Ayelet Waldman’s New Novel

‘Love and Treasure’ weaves a multigenerational tale through World War II back to a lost European paradise

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On Enjoying Philo-Semitism

The global love for Jewish caricatures endures

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Daybreak: Ahmadinejad Speaks, Few Walk Out

Plus Syria’s bloodiest day yet

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Sundown: One IDF Soldier Killed in Attack From Egypt

Plus Palestinians to seek symbolic ‘nonmember state’ status at United Nations

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Pulpless Fiction

Michael Chabon’s new novel Telegraph Avenue is typically stylish, but overwritten

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#Jewish

It may not be as well-defined as Black Twitter, but there’s now a distinct community of Jewish tweeters with a shared sensibility and set of concerns

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Fantasyland

Michael Chabon may finally score a hit as a screenwriter for Disney’s new sci-fi flick John Carter. But will success in Hollywood ruin his fiction?

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Grossman Makes Obama’s Summer Reading List

A few more suggestions

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Reading and Eating

Food pairings for Nextbook Press books

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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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Archive Fever

Why a growing number of today’s young Jewish fiction writers—including two of the finalists for the Sami Rohr Prize being awarded tonight—are grounding their novels in scholarly research

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Balkan Mystery

In Leeches, a novel by the Serbian Jewish writer David Albahari, Belgrade plays home to nationalists, anti-Semites, and kabbalistic puzzles

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Sundown: Cabinet Grants Peace Now Request

Plus Chabon’s awesome new Nazi-fighting show, and more

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Fathers and Sons

Reflections on a vexed relationship

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The Centrality of Jewish Chosenness

Contra Chabon, authors see use for Jewish exceptionalism

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So Many Opinions, So Little Time

Your post-weekend flotilla round-up

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Party Tonight for the Next (or Last?) Great Jewish Novel

By Tablet columnist Joshua Cohen

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On the Bookshelf

Graphic novels and vivid memoirs

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To Bris or Not to Bris

‘New York’ mag considers the question, comprehensively

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On the Bookshelf

New books on bodies visible and invisible

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Michael Chabon’s WASP Envy

Revealed in new book of essays

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Is the ‘Juicebox Mafia’ Today’s ‘House Jews’

Are anti-Israeli Jews self-hating? And what should they be called?

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Sundown: Holocaust Museum Shooter May Get Death

Canada’s Israel boycott, Morocco’s Shoah recognition

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Sin City

Howard Chaykin’s revolutionary comic-book view of urban life

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Land of the Lost

Michael Chabon’s new novel depicts a frozen homeland where beat cops speak Yiddish, snack on blintzes, and chase Hasidic gangsters

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Cast Away

Fishnets and fingerless gloves at a Pittsburgh casting call as Michael Chabon’s first novel heads to the screen

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Golems I Have Known

Or, Why My Elder Son’s Middle Name is Napoleon

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Throwing Mud

Michael Chabon’s fact and fiction