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A New House in the Old Country

An architect built me a house in Warsaw—coincidentally right where my mother risked her life to save her family

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A Polish Village’s Secret

A farming town hid a Jewish-born teacher during the Holocaust. I went to dig up what it had buried.

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Tunnel Vision

Agnieszka Holland’s new Holocaust film, In Darkness, is a quietly moving take on a subject that should be inexhaustible—but isn’t

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Yiddishist Torn

Lost Books

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Print War

How the relationship between a reporter and his editor shook the Yiddish press

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Tumultuous Time

A panoramic history of Russian and Polish Jewry focuses on the key period between 1881 and 1914

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Death Toll

Back when the Yiddish press relished covering suicides

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Enforcers

In early-20th-century Warsaw, making sure people observed the Sabbath was serious business

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Today on Tablet

The upcoming Turkish-Japanese-American War, and more

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Divorce Court

Long before Jerry Springer, divorcing couples fought it out before Warsaw’s rabbinical court

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Manhood, Interrupted

The grisly aftermath of a broken engagement

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Grudge Match

When bris attendees turn into brawlers

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This Week in Poland

Prisoners! A Hitler tree! A gay rabbi! Kibbutzniks!

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