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The Trial

Fifty years ago, Adolf Eichmann was tried for war crimes. In a new book from Nextbook Press, historian Deborah E. Lipstadt examines the proceedings that changed the way we think about genocide.

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Word Matters

Discussing the recent burst of celebrity anti-Semitism—and whether it really matters—with Abraham Foxman, Jeffrey Goldberg, Emily Nussbaum, and Matthew Hiltzik

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Half Life

When the Cold War ended, most Americans happily forgot about the real possibility of nuclear annihilation. Ron Rosenbaum didn’t, and his new book argues that the risk is greater today than it’s ever been. A Vox Tablet conversation.

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Civil War Siren

Adah Isaacs Menken was a 19th-century actress known for her audacity on and off the stage. A new biography uncovers the woman behind the scandals.

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Back to Bach

Classical pianist Simone Dinnerstein wowed critics in 2007 with her original and passionate take on the Goldberg Variations. With her new Bach: A Strange Beauty, she’s poised to do it again.

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Eastern Exposure

David Shneer’s new book on Soviet Jewish photographers and the pictures they took offers a new perspective on 20th-century history, from the Russian Revolution to the Holocaust

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Yet Another Russian-Immigrant Novel

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Top Ten

David Hazony argues that the Decalogue is as relevant today as it’s ever been

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Sweet and Light

A well-oiled selection of Hanukkah fare—from a new twist on latkes to salads and savory ‘gelt’

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Another Way

Marc Weidenbaum explains the art of the remix and the creation of Anander Mol, Anander Veig

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Sephardic Sounds

A new compilation album highlights the diversity of contemporary Jewish music

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Regeneration

A new report tries to understand the demographic shift facing Jewish leadership

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Close Encounter

Rodger Kamenetz’s new book connects Rabbi Nachman, Franz Kafka, a turkey, and a cockroach

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Up With Pessimism!

David Rakoff makes the case for an un-American approach to living

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‘Just a Small-Town Girl … ’

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Most Favored Nations

For Jews and for Americans, what does it mean to be a chosen people?

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Back in the USSR

Gal Beckerman recalls the Struggle for Soviet Jewry, which reinvigorated a tradition of Jewish political engagement

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2,000-Year-Old Man

Reconsidering Hillel, the legendary rabbi whose distillation of Judaism’s core teachings still applies

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In the Rearview

Novelist Darin Strauss talks about living with, and atoning for, a terrible car accident

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Today on Tablet

Defending Wiesenthal, not healing the world, and more

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Visiting the Dead

A visit to New York’s Mount Carmel Cemetery highlights how far American Jews have drifted from their immigrant ancestors, geographically and ritually

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Power Chords

Yiddish Princess takes rock and roll (and Yiddish) to a whole new level

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Man Out of Time

Discussing ‘The Frozen Rabbi’ with author Steve Stern, who’s stuck in the Jewish past

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Her Body, Her Self

From the archives: How a poet made the transition from man to woman

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Holy Water

A new book reveals the secrets of the mikveh

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End of an Era

How a murder by a British major helped end the British Mandate in Palestine

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A Bronx Tale

Following the trail of the Grand Concourse from premier address to place of ruin

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Beyond Longing

Andre Aciman takes up the motifs explored in his memoir—desire, home, and memory—in a steamy debut novel, Call Me by Your Name.

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