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Death of a Yiddish Giant

Remembering I.L. Peretz, who died 100 years ago this week

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Nextbook Press Authors in the News

New books and events from contributors to the Jewish Encounters Series

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‘Simpsons’ Get Legos; Two Charged in Rapfogel Scheme

Plus Israeli museums look for Nazi-looted art, and more in the news

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Jewish Comedy Has Earned Big Praise, But Is It Time to Stop the Joke-Telling?

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.

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Judaism’s Epic Food Fight

Each Purim, star academics like Milton Friedman and Alan Dershowitz debate: latkes or hamantaschen?

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Daybreak: Taking the Fight to Long Island

Plus Hamas fires anti-aircraft weapon at Israel for first time ever

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Hebrew’s Special Pride

Firgun is the ungrudging pleasure one takes in another’s good fortune, and there’s no English word for it

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That Tiresome Jewish Thing

Comment of the Week

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Moses Supposes

Comment of the week

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Sundown: Syrian Stonewalling Called Out

Plus whom Anne Frank belongs to, and more

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The Evil in Banality?

Today on Tablet

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The Novelist

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.

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Today on Tablet

Obama’s Jewish maybe-problem, and more

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Homecomings

A museum exhibition and a new translation from the Yiddish examine ‘heritage travel’ in the 1930s

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Halkin and Wisse and Shulevitz, Oh My!

The latest ‘Jewish Review of Books’

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Jews Debate Jews Debating Obama

Plus the other half of ‘Dysentery’ weighs in

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The Schlemiel Goes To War

Nextbook author speaks to Jewish West Point grads

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Keeper of the Flame

Few writers have had champions as fierce as Chaim Grade’s widow, Inna Grade, who died earlier this month

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Sundown: The Undiplomatic Diplomat

Plus Wisse kvells over Yiddish, Israel sells itself, and more

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The Last Great Yiddish Poet

Nextbook and Tablet authors remember Avrom Sutzkever

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Why Are Jews Liberals?

A symposium

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Jews and Power

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Power Failure

Ruth Wisse takes on anti-Semitism and Jewish discomfort with being in charge

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