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A Very Chutzpadik Justice

Yiddish meets the Supreme Court

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On the Bookshelf

Yiddish is far from dead. It’s undead, and it haunts everything from Harvey Pekar’s comics to the vampire literature of the early 20th century.

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Magic Keys

Promised a prized object, an aspiring writer and family friend helped Isaac Bashevis Singer’s widow sort through his possessions. But some things will always remain out of reach.

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Goy Gevalt!

Rep. Michele Bachmann tackles Yiddish; Yiddish wins

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Watchmen: The Shomrim Who Patrol Orthodox Brooklyn

Shomrim—controversial Jewish neighborhood watch groups—patrol the Orthodox enclaves of Brooklyn, where safety’s battles are fought along exclusive ethnic and community lines

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Paschal Lampoon

Forget Purim. Passover has a rich comedic tradition all its own, with parodies of the haggadah mocking everything from rabbis and the rich to Mussolini and Hitler.

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Sundown: Syria Faces Upheaval

Plus Mrs. God, and more

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The Socialist

Friends and Politics, Part 2: Irving Howe. The prominent critic and I worked on Yiddish translations together, but a dispute over Israel and its Arab neighbors ruptured our relationship—until we reconnected over literature.

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Sundown: The Week That Nothing Happened

Plus a few minor things that happened, and more

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A Rose in Any Other Language …

Today on Tablet

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Revival

Romeo and Juliet in Yiddish, premiering this week at the New York Jewish Film Festival, is a part of a recent resurgence of Yiddish-language filmmaking

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Sundown: Brazil, Argentina Recognize Palestine

Plus sharks from Mossad! and more

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Sundown: Israel’s Ailes

Plus deli’s Old Country, and more

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A Settled Schtick

How to write a Yiddish trend piece

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A Yidisher Pop

Bristol Palin, Paula Abdul, and a lesson in Yiddish

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A Yidisher Pop

Justin Bieber, Angelina Jolie, and a lesson in Yiddish

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A Yidisher Pop

Chelsea Clinton’s wedding and a lesson in Yiddish

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A Yidisher Pop

Snooki, Levi, and a lesson in Yiddish

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A Yidisher Pop

A pop culture introduction to the mameloshen

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A Yidisher Pop

Lindsay, Mel, and a Lesson in Yiddish

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Today on Tablet

Trans-global commuters, learning Yiddish, and more

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A Yidisher Pop

Twilight, Tom Cruise, and a lesson in Yiddish

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‘Ot, Reb Bloom, Vos Makht Ir?’

‘Ulysses’ in Yiddish

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Power Chords

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

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The Yiddish Robin Hood

New musical has a greedy Jew, but in the neighborly way

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Did Inna Grade Leave a Will?

Yiddish writer’s papers may wind up in Jerusalem

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A death becomes a rebirth, and more

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Amid Dying Languages, Yiddish Lives On

Reports of its death are greatly exaggerated

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Sundown: Biden Kibbitzes With Jewish Leaders

Plus a heist wife, Israel’s size does’t matter, and more

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