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The Joys of Yiddish Poetry

Rokhl’s Golden City: A different take on Walt Whitman

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Fire in the Genes

In ancient times, a genetic mutation helped ensure Jewish survival. Today, it might be making you sick.

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Nesting Habits

This week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ tackles the eternal problem of theodicy: If God is both good and omnipotent, why is there evil in the world?

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Next Year in Caracas

Plans to join a Seder in Caracas are interrupted when Tablet’s correspondent is kicked out of Venezuela by state security forces on the eve of Passover

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Ukraine’s New President Is a Jewish Comedian

Tablet’s Vladislav Davidzon gained special access to Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukraine’s enigmatic new leader who once played the president on TV. Here, Davidzon shares his impressions of Zelensky and his predictions for Ukraine’s political future.

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A Passover in Self-Imposed Exile

A doctor spends Passover in East Africa, surrounded by disease and suffering, and reflects on the tenuous balance between order and disorder, exodus and return

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Macaroon ’Em, E Pluribus Unem

Jules Feiffer’s American Follies: a Tweetastrophe in Paris

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Karl Kraus and the Birth of Fake News

Tablet celebrates the great Viennese satirist’s 145th birthday this weekend

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The Tears of Quasimodo

Victor Hugo and the ideals of progress