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Roth day, Beck-ian scholarship, and more

Crash Course

After a lifetime of avoiding Philip Roth’s books, a reader decides to see what all the fuss is about

Life During Wartime

In Nemesis, Philip Roth conjures Jewish Newark amid a 1944 polio outbreak

Jews Are Longshots To Win Nobel, Booker

Doctorow and Oz have a chance; Jacobson remains underdog

Daybreak: Mosque Aflame

Plus Bibi moves toward extending freeze, and more in the news

Taking Aim

In his immensely ambitious debut novel, Adam Levin sets his sights on a new Goliath: the American Jewish canon

‘Ah, There’s Another One’

Hitchens and Amis on English anti-Semitism

Your Jewish Fall Fiction Preview

Ten new novels to know

Imaginative Assault

An excerpt from a new history of Commentary shows how the fiction published in the magazine’s early years shook not just the world of Jewish literature but the very foundations of American letters

Sincerely Saul Bellow

A thrilling cache of the late writer’s letters

Flight of Fancy

In The Escape, Adam Thirlwell grapples with Jewishness, carnality, and the essence of fiction

Today on Tablet

Ecumenical political philosophy, ecumenical Zionism, and more

Observing the Sabbath

How nine fiction writers handled the theme of the seventh day

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In the Glass family apartment, Jewish pork, Davos Shabbos, and more

Portnoy’s Complaint, Zooey’s Remedy

Salinger may have predated Roth, but he was also a step ahead

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