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On Watching ‘Roots’ and ‘Holocaust’ for the First Time

Tuning in to the 1970s historical family sagas that defined a generation’s idea of victimhood and survival—and changed television

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What Jewish Law Says About Lying

Brian Williams’ lies were damaging and misleading. But can he repent?

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Fiddler on the Tube

Peter Pan Live! was good, but NBC should really take us back to Anatevka

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Seth Meyers Is ‘Jewish Enough’ For the Jews

The comedian explains he’s not actually Jewish, everyone just thinks he is

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Sundown: A Tribute to the Hizzoner

Plus Hagel gets mixed reviews on performance at hearing

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Revivals

Agenda: Banksy in Berlin, Lebowski (and Walter Sobchak) in Los Angeles, The United States of Palestine Israel at the New Museum, and more

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Women in Love

Like this week’s parasha, TV’s fall lineup—with shows about Playboy bunnies, sultry stewardesses, and pretty P.I.s in tight pants—offers women nothing but humiliation

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Israel Goes To ‘The Office’

Hebrew version to take more political angle

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Sundown: New Human Rights Watch Head

Plus don’t cry for A’jad, Elie Wiesel, and more

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Today on Tablet

Iran’s nukes, not afraid of Tariq Ramadan, and more

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Coco’s Channel

A haftorah of promises and pain

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Conan O’Brien Sings Mormon Song for Hatch

‘Tonight Show’ drummer Weinberg responds to senator’s song on Tablet

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Heir Apparent

NBC’s Kings is a modern-day telling of the story of David

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The Once and Future King

Robert Pinsky’s David, and NBC’s