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Sundown: Never Forgetting and Iran

Plus Manna that travels with you, a Swiss shul, and more

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Sundown: Palestinian Stations Raided

Plus meh, and meh

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Gilded

The literary journal Di Goldene Keyt nurtured Yiddish writers in Israel and the Diaspora—and made an author in Baltimore dream

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The Family Crisis

Lost Books

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Mother Tongue

A passionate, crusading Yiddisher tries to keep the Eastern European language alive in the cosmopolitan center of the Jewish state

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Stark Loss

The death of a beloved Solomon Schechter teacher shadows a community of former students—many now at the forefront of American Jewish life

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Daybreak: Slammed on Settlements at U.N.

Plus Iran faces inflation and may admit inspectors, and more in the news

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Wonderstruck

Known for Middle Eastern, African, and Hasidic motifs in her music, Basya Schechter adds a new note on her latest album—Yiddish poetry

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Jews and Italians May Basically Be the Same

… but Yiddish is still Yiddish, Rep. Pelosi!

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Divine Right

The Sept. 11 attacks altered many people’s convictions. For ultra-Orthodox Jews, they reinforced a strongly held belief in divine authority.

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Yiddishkeit

The last fully realized work by Harvey Pekar illuminates the bluntness and delight of American Yiddish in the last century. A new excerpt.

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Notes on Haimish

What is and what isn’t

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Yiddishist Torn

Lost Books

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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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