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Launched in 2009 as an online outlet about Jewish life and identity, Tablet quickly became “a must-read for all young politically and culturally engaged Jews” (New York Magazine).
Within a few years, it grew into one of the most influential platforms for news and ideas on the web, an address for reporting and arguments regularly cited by The New York Times, The Washington Post, Associated Press, The New Yorker, and others. Now, with multiple National Magazine nominations and awards, a stable of peerless writers and editors, and a global readership, Tablet is considered, in the words of Up in the Air author Walter Kirn, “the single best magazine in America.”
It is essential to realize that any group’s ethical, religious and cultural traditions are not fossils or historical curiosities, to be retained or discarded at a whim; they are precious possessions that may spell the difference between choosing life and death. Thus, all men and women have a moral obligation to understand and uphold the positive, life-sustaining values of their particular culture and to transmit them to those who come after them—as well as to respect the different values of their neighbors. There are lessons for survival, whether physical or moral, which only a knowledge of one’s past, one’s traditions and history, can teach. —Yehuda Bauer
Publisher: Morton Landowne
Editor in Chief: Alana Newhouse
Executive Editor: Wayne Hoffman
Deputy Editor: Jeremy Stern
Editor at Large: Liel Leibovitz
News Editor: Tony Badran
Literary Editor: David Samuels
Deputy Literary Editor and Special Projects: David Sugarman
Critic at Large: Marco Roth
Senior Writer, The Scroll: Park MacDougald
Senior Writer: Armin Rosen
Contributing Editor: Jacob Siegel
Columnist: Maggie Phillips
Associate Editors: Menachem Butler (Scholarship), Alyssa Quint, Clayton Fox (The Scroll)
Editorial Assistant: Jamie Betesh Carter
Creative Director: Matthew Fishbane
Chief Technology Officer: Noam Blum
Art Director: Esther Werdiger
Copy Editors: Larry Greenberg, Jaime Brockway
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT & ENGAGEMENT
Chief Strategy Officer, Audience & Community Engagement: Stephanie Butnick
Chief Administrative Officer, Development & Finance: Samantha Hacker
Senior Editor and Director, Community Membership: Gabriel Sanders
Audience Editor: Ani Wilcenski
Assistant Audience Editor: Isaac de Castro
Operations and Administrative Assistant: Jordana La Rosa
TABLET STUDIOS (PODCAST PRODUCTION)
Co-founder: Stephanie Butnick
Co-founder and Editorial Director: Liel Leibovitz
General Manager: Tanya Singer
Showrunner: Courtney Hazlett
Director of Production: Josh Kross
Director of Communal Engagement: Darone Ruskay
Producers: Robert Scaramuccia, Quinn Waller
Associate Producer: Elie Bleier
Contributing writers: Tony Badran (Levant analyst), Jonathan Boyarin, Francis Brent, Menachem Butler, Vladislav Davidzon, Katherine Dee, Norman Doidge, Jules Feiffer, Alter Yisrael Shimon Feuerman, Matti Friedman, Kinky Friedman, Alex Gutentag, J. Hoberman, Dara Horn, Paula Jacobs, Dana Kessler, Leah Koenig, Bernard-Henri Levy (European correspondent), Howard Jacobson, K.C. Johnson, Rokhl Kafrissen, James Kirchick, Michael Lind, Edward Luttwak, David Mikics, B. Duncan Moench, Joan Nathan, Mark Oppenheimer, David Patrikarakos, Maggie MacFarland Phillips, Anne Roiphe, Kat Rosenfield, Dan D. Y. Shapira, Samantha Shokin, Jeremy Sigler, Blake Smith, Lee Smith, Izabella Tabarovsky, Flora Tsapovsky, Sara Toth Stub, Michael Walzer, Jeff Weiss, Jenna Weissman Joselit, Wesley Yang
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Tablet is a project of the not-for-profit Nextbook Inc., which also produced the Jewish Encounters book series, edited by Jonathan Rosen. Our archive holds all the articles and features that originally appeared on the website Nextbook.org.
Tablet’s quarterly print magazine is on hiatus. We hope to have more information for you soon.
Corrections are noted by asterisks at the location of the change. Clarifications appear at the end of the article.
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Tablet welcomes submissions from freelance writers. Please submit a full pitch—including a detailed description of what you’d like to write, a brief biography, links to previously published stories, and, if necessary, a short writing sample—to the appropriate section editor. Do not submit a completed piece. Successful pitches will display a working knowledge of Tablet magazine and the content it publishes. We do not accept freelance opinion or editorial (op-ed) writing. We are not currently accepting unsolicited fiction or poetry. If you submit a proposal for an op-ed, or an article that is op-ed writing, or a fiction manuscript, you will not receive a reply from us.
Pitches for News, Israel & the Middle East, and Science should go to Tony Badran, [email protected].
Pitches for Arts & Letters, History,and Sports should go to David Sugarman, [email protected].
Pitches for Community, Belief, Food, and Holidays should go to Wayne Hoffman, [email protected].
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