Appearing in English for the first time, a vignette from Haim Be’er with an introduction by the translator

September 23 will mark 75 years since the liquidation of the Vilna Ghetto. This is the story of how one of the era’s most famous Jewish songs was written in the ghetto by an 11-year-old boy

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A Ban on Russian Books

The largest city in Western Ukraine votes to ban Russian-language cultural products

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Bagels Are Tacky

‘Bagel Jews’ outraged by bagel blasphemes are ignoring the obvious: Bagels aren’t sacred anymore, they’re tacky

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Israeli Team Heads to Moscow

An Israeli delegation will share evidence about the accidental shootdown of a Russian jet by Syrian air defense forces

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My Second Bat Mitzvah

I’m not afraid of the bullies anymore

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The Trouble With Tsimmes—and How to Fix It

This stew of root vegetables and dried fruit is a staple of Ashkenazi cooking, but it doesn’t have to be the bland, gloppy mess we’ve come to know

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Between War and Peace: An Interview With Senior Hamas Leader Husam Badran

Current Hamas Political Bureau Member and former military commander, convicted of directing terror bombings that killed over 120 Israelis, including the bombings of the Sbrarro Pizza in Jerusalem and the Dolphinarium Discotheque in Tel Aviv, speaks to Tablet about the ongoing Gaza cease-fire negotiations with Israel

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Hezbollah Ritually Humiliates the UN

As the Security Council passes another empty resolution, the Lebanese terror organization strips Peacekeepers of their gear and sets fire to vehicles

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Israel’s Failure to Support Syrian Rebels

A dispatch from the Golan Heights, where the Jewish state’s confounding political and military policy plays out in the lives of Syrians looking for hope of any kind

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The Riches of Jewish Film in Venice

At the 75th festival—with new works by the Coen brothers, Julian Schnabel, Errol Morris, Orson Welles, and ‘Son of Saul’ director László Nemes, and period dramas starring Rachel Weisz and Jeff Goldblum, as well as Israeli films—‘the horror of the world lies behind infinitely pretty things’

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Reb Aryeh’s Etrog

For Sukkot, a story by Israeli novelist Haim Be’er, in a first English translation

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‘My Struggle’ and ‘Mein Kampf’

Hitler and the legacy of Nazism at the core of Karl Ove Knausgaard’s memoir