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Today on Tablet

An Argentinian dissident, a Yiddish poet, Afro-Semitic beats

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Three Poems By Avrom Sutzkever

‘How,’ ‘The Lead Plates at the Rom Press,’ and ‘1981’

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Daybreak: U.S. Wants Talks; Will Even Do The Talking

Plus prime Yiddish Department threatened, and more in the news

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My Yiddishe Santa

Cartoonist Milt Gross’s 1927 visit from a Yiddish-accented St. Nicholas

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The Ventriloquist

How a latter-day vaudevillian from Kansas City got himself to speak perfect Yiddish

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The Naches of Sex Studied

Berkeley symposium took a prurient look at Yiddish culture

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Treasure Trove

A new box set offers a taste of one of the world’s great Jewish music collections

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Slips of the Tongue

What the use of Yiddish phrases can tell us about contemporary American Jewry

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The Other Singer Finds Love on Facebook

I.J. joins I.B. with his own Facebook ‘Appreciation Society’

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Sundown: Jewish News for Italians

Happy Columbus Day! Plus, Abbas flipped, the Coens dissed, and Potok staged

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Did NYC Candidate Publish Anti-Gay Ad to Attract Satmars?

Ad ran in Yiddish paper, candidate denies placing it

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Sundown: Maidel-on-Maidel Action

Online Yiddish, comedic justice, and evangelical fervor

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Sundown: Sometimes English Just Ain’t Enough

Yinglish, anti-Israel Zionism, and a badge of dishonor

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Uncle Bloomberg Wants YOU

Mayor seeks campaign workers. Yiddish preferred.

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Daybreak: IDF to Evacuate Illegal Settlements?

A military plan, Maccabiah, and more in the news

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‘Speak a Jewish Word’

‘And make an extra sale,’ 1950s brochure advises

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In the Palm of His Hand

A look at Abraham Hochman, 19th-century Lower East Side clairvoyant

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Mazel tov, Fergie!

You just got a little more Jewish

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The Minority Within the Minority

A new book examines the place of Sephardim in America

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Mother Tongue

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Second Fiddle

Sholem Aleichem’s newly-translated novel fails to rise to the heights reached by his stories

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Center Stage

Molly Picon’s scrapbooks bring back memories

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In the Fold

Flipping through the world of ultra-Orthodox women’s magazines

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Notice!

Getting under the cheerful surface of historical signage

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All You Can Eat

Paul Shapiro’s music is a buffet of treats

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A Wanderer in the Desert

How a tubercular shoemaker became a great Yiddish poet

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Power Failure

Ruth Wisse takes on anti-Semitism and Jewish discomfort with being in charge

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Land of the Lost

Michael Chabon’s new novel depicts a frozen homeland where beat cops speak Yiddish, snack on blintzes, and chase Hasidic gangsters

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Asch’s Passion

A popular Yiddish novelist strove for immortality by taking on Jesus, but it cost him his core audience and made him a marked man

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The Bogeymen of Studio 60

On Aaron Sorkin’s new show, the banter is flying and the Christian right is raging