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A Note on ‘The Encounter’

An introduction to Mendel Mann, author of The Encounter, and the story’s translator, Heather Valencia

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Announcing the Winners of the 2018 National Jewish Book Awards

Top awards go to Hunting the Truth by Beate and Serge Klarsfeld, The Last Watchman of Old Cairo by Michael David Lukas, and Alice Shalvi’s Never a Native

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The Scroll’s Year in Review

Some 2018 reading you might have missed to catch up on in the year ahead

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Amoz Oz Has Died at 79

The acclaimed Israeli writer and peace activist has passed away from cancer, his daughter announced on social media

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Tablet’s Top 10 Stories for 2018

Our annual, entirely subjective list

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Lenny Dykstra, Torah Student

The ex-major leaguer is studying alongside a Chabad rabbi as he embarks on a ‘spiritual journey’

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Arrests but No Hate-Crime Charges After Jewish Teen Beaten by Mob in New York City

Chants of ‘Kill the Jew,’ according to witnesses

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Here’s a Video of Recently Deceased Magician Ricky Jay Performing a Poem Written for Him by Shel Silverstein

Jay, who died over the weekend, gives a dramatic reading of Silverstein’s ode to him, ‘The Game in the Windowless Room’

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‘Fiddler on the Roof’ Performance Interrupted by Shouts of ‘Heil Hitler, Heil Trump’

Panicked audience members feared that a shooting was about to begin

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Remembering Oscar Rabin

Tablet brings back an early profile of the great Soviet dissident artist who has died at age 90

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The Anti-Semitic 8—Election Results

The results are in and the good news is that voters rejected four of the public officials from our list. The bad news is that they kept the other four in office.

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Chelsea Clinton Is Not Her Mother (or Her Father), Part 27854

Finally, a first daughter brave enough to take on Farrakhan

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Much War Again Today, No Sleep Last Night

A World War II love story in letters

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Unorthodox: Live and in Full Effect

The gang is back in town with a live podcast taping Oct. 24 at the Marlene Meyerson JCC in Manhattan

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The Flight of the Righteous Gentile

Meet ‘Roland,’ a German house painter on his way to Tel Aviv to volunteer renovating houses for Holocaust survivors

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Eliyahu Moscowitz, Murdered on Simchat Torah

Chicago police seek motive for murder of young Chabadnik as part of possible killing spree

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‘The Neighbor Out of Sound’ Arrives

Tablet’s resident poetry critic wins praise for his new book of poems

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All Your Sukkot Needs

From sukkah building and sukkah eating to religious observance, here’s a handy guide to Tablet’s best Sukkot reads

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Jewish Men Decline Reward for Lost $80,000 Returned to Muslim Couple

Caught on video: Magnificent moment of men’s mitzvah

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Rapper Mac Miller Dead at 26

The Jewish rapper Mac Miller, born Malcolm McCormick in Pittsburgh, has reportedly died of a drug overdose. He was 26

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Seventeen Years Later

Looking back at 9/11 and its impact through the stories told about the attacks

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The Opera Singer’s Yiddish Spirituals

The winner of last year’s ‘Yiddish American Idol’ brings ‘historic African-American-Jewish music’ to life on his new record.

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