Nextbook Press Authors in the News

New books and events from contributors to the Jewish Encounters Series

‘Simpsons’ Get Legos; Two Charged in Rapfogel Scheme

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

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.

Judaism’s Epic Food Fight

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

Daybreak: Taking the Fight to Long Island

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

Hebrew’s Special Pride

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

That Tiresome Jewish Thing

Comment of the Week

Moses Supposes

Comment of the week

Sundown: Syrian Stonewalling Called Out

Plus whom Anne Frank belongs to, and more

The Evil in Banality?

Today on Tablet

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.

Today on Tablet

Obama’s Jewish maybe-problem, and more

Homecomings

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

Halkin and Wisse and Shulevitz, Oh My!

The latest ‘Jewish Review of Books’

Jews Debate Jews Debating Obama

Plus the other half of ‘Dysentery’ weighs in

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