In an essential new online course, Ruth Wisse gives George Eliot’s hero a timely and insightful reading
Remembering I.L. Peretz, who died 100 years ago this week
New books and events from contributors to the Jewish Encounters Series
Plus Israeli museums look for Nazi-looted art, and more in the news
Scholar Ruth Wisse likes to laugh as much anyone, but also sees peril when Jews can’t seem to quit clowning around. In ‘No Joke’ she explains why.
Each Purim, star academics like Milton Friedman and Alan Dershowitz debate: latkes or hamantaschen?
Plus Hamas fires anti-aircraft weapon at Israel for first time ever
Firgun is the ungrudging pleasure one takes in another’s good fortune, and there’s no English word for it
Comment of the Week
Comment of the week
Plus whom Anne Frank belongs to, and more
Today on Tablet
Friends and Politics, Part 1: Saul Bellow. The Nobel Prize-winner and I shared a love of literature and of Yiddish, but our friendship was tested by decades-long disagreements over politics.
Obama’s Jewish maybe-problem, and more
A museum exhibition and a new translation from the Yiddish examine ‘heritage travel’ in the 1930s
The latest ‘Jewish Review of Books’
Plus the other half of ‘Dysentery’ weighs in
Nextbook author speaks to Jewish West Point grads
Few writers have had champions as fierce as Chaim Grade’s widow, Inna Grade, who died earlier this month
Plus Wisse kvells over Yiddish, Israel sells itself, and more
Nextbook and Tablet authors remember Avrom Sutzkever
Ruth Wisse takes on anti-Semitism and Jewish discomfort with being in charge