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09 February 2023
18 Shevat 5783

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Us People

Ep. 348: Author Gabrielle Zevin on ‘Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow’ and a spirited discussion about Netflix’s ‘You People’

February 9, 2023

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Take One

Nazir 17

In today’s Talmud page, embracing the achievable

February 9, 2023

BHL & Sharansky – ‘Freedom and Tyranny’

At the Museum of Jewish Heritage, THIS SUNDAY, Feb. 12, 2023 3:00 p.m. ET. All profit from the event goes toward Ukrainian Winter Relief

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Listen to Tablet

Navigate to Us People podcast page

Unorthodox

Us People

Ep. 348: Author Gabrielle Zevin on ‘Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow’ and a spirited discussion about Netflix’s ‘You People’

February 9, 2023

Navigate to Nazir 17 podcast page

Take One

Nazir 17

In today’s Talmud page, embracing the achievable

February 9, 2023

BHL & Sharansky – ‘Freedom and Tyranny’

At the Museum of Jewish Heritage, THIS SUNDAY, Feb. 12, 2023 3:00 p.m. ET. All profit from the event goes toward Ukrainian Winter Relief

GET TICKETS HERE

‘You People,’ hallelujah, is just the major motion picture that American Jews deserve.

Liel Leibovitz

‘You People’ is not the feel-good, star-crossed love story it advertises itself as, but a hatchet job on the Jewish people.

Malina Saval

Black History Month

ORIGINAL IMAGES: WIKIPEDIA

Red Marks and Red Lines

A visit to some of Baltimore’s first synagogues, in commemoration of the life of Martin Luther King Jr.

BY DAVID SUGARMAN

EVERETT COLLECTION

Uptight

Jules Dassin’s militantly Black 1968 movie echoes American social tumult today

BY J. HOBERMAN

Uncovering My Confederate Roots

Learning the truth about my great-great-grandfather made me commit to writing about African American history and battling racism

BY AMY COHEN

NARA

The Plot for America: Remembering Civil Rights Leader Joachim Prinz

The influential Newark rabbi was a confidante of Martin Luther King, but he’s been all but ignored by history

BY ALLAN NADLER

ORIGINAL PHOTO: DEBORAH FEINGOLD/CORBIS VIA GETTY IMAGES

The Omni-Americans

A half century after his landmark book of essays on race, culture, and the ‘social science paradigm,’ the late, great critic and career Air Force officer Albert Murray speaks loudly to today’s divided United States

BY MATTHEW MCKNIGHT

On Watching ‘Roots’ and ‘Holocaust’ for the First Time

Tuning in to the 1970s historical family sagas that defined a generation’s idea of victimhood and survival—and changed television

BY RUTH MARGALIT

From The Scroll

A landmark national security trial in Hong Kong is underway for the 16 pro-democracy activists who’ve spent the past two years in prison after pleading not guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit subversion. The defendants were a part of a group of 47 activists arrested during a raid in January 2021 after they organized an unsanctioned primary to select candidates to challenge a city assembly election they saw as undemocratic and deferential to Beijing. Chinese officials have denied interfering in the city’s political process, even after imposing a controversial national security law on Hong Kong in 2020 that’s been criticized as a tool to chill dissent.

Read more about it in The Scroll, Tablet’s daily afternoon news digest.

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