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The Method

Moshe Feldenkrais took the lessons of judo and his experiences in the Haganah and applied them to a philosophy of movement and self-defense that is long on theory and precise about technique

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Lost and Found

In The Lost Children, Tara Zahra tells the heartbreaking stories of child survivors of World War II, whose fate was often decided by ideological battles, policy debates, and lingering ethnic tensions

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Force of Life

As the great French intellectual Simone Weil understood, modern life is all about work and war. Memorial Day and Labor Day, then, are perfect opportunities to take stock of our modern condition.

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To the Last Detail

More than 50 million copies of the Maxwell House Haggadah have been distributed since 1932, but a different, lower-profile version of the Passover prayerbook is the quintessential Jewish-American text

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Cold Case: Ethel and Julius Rosenberg

Ethel and Julius Rosenberg were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union on March 29, 1951. Sixty years later, the case still crackles with controversy. Why is it so hard to put to rest?

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The Pugilist

Friends and Politics, Part 3: Norman Podhoretz. The neoconservative icon and I weren’t personally close, but we shared a more important bond, over the struggle to defend Israel and American Jewry.

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Nuclear Options

Israel’s leading military ethicist, Moshe Halbertal, argues that in some cases a pre-emptive nuclear strike might be moral while nuclear retaliation might not

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Twilight

The end of the Cold War, argues French writer Marc Weitzmann, was more significant to U.S. foreign policy than the attacks of Sept. 11

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Time Warp: On Right-Wing Rejections of Science

Recent right-wing rejections of Einstein’s theory of relativity echo Nazi dismissals of what they called ‘Jewish Physics’

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Sad Missions

The spy novelist rediscovers Menahem Bader’s Aliyah B book, about the brave men and women who smuggled Jews from prewar Europe to Mandate Palestine

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Self-Made Golem

Simon Wiesenthal, painted in a new biography as a fame-seeking myth-maker, is also the man who insisted that the world face up to the Holocaust

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Boca Survivors to Get More Reparations

But what about their neighbors who freed them?

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Men of Mystery

One the eve of the release of his 11th book, spy novelist Alan Furst reflects on his sources of inspiration and his cerebral and wordly—if not always Jewish—protagonists

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Axis of Evil

A new book examines how the Nazis tailored their message for Arab and Muslim audiences

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Miep Gies Is Dead

Anne Frank protector who saved diaries after arrest was 100

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Today on Tablet

We talk to the Palestinian PM, and more

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U.K. Kids Think Auschwitz Is Theme Park

But only some of them, in a multiple-choice poll

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Daybreak: Tit for Tat on Nukes

Says Iran, plus a new charge against Israel and more in the news

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Retribution, Reconsidered

A new play considers the psychology of Holocaust survivors fixed on vengeance

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NJDC to MSNBC: Watch It!

Liberal network responds by blocking Buchanan nonsense

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Far and Away

A new book amasses the varied tales of those who fled the Third Reich

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Free Ride

A memoir burnishes the reputation of the Operation Valkyrie conspirators

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Where the Heart Is

A 1951 novel parses the meaning of home

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What Happened to Mary Berg?

A young girl’s account of the Warsaw Ghetto was a big success. Then the diary—and its author—disappeared.

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Partners in Crime

David Benioff takes the buddy novel to wartime Leningrad

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Place of No Return

Two trips to Poland offer very different impressions for the daughter of a Holocaust survivor

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Great Pretenders

In Romain Gary’s family, invention was the necessity of mother and son

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Crimes and Misdemeanors

In Lore Segal’s fiction, no one is innocent

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Resistance Fighter

In her new novel, Tatiana de Rosnay challenges France’s hero complex

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Family History

In The Lost, Daniel Mendelsohn excavates some unsettling truths about brotherhood, betrayal, and the Book of Genesis.

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