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A Dance to Spring (For Liberals)

Jules Feiffer’s American Follies: Hope springs eternal

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Inside Israel’s Crash-Landing on the Moon

All systems were go. Then the little craft that could went dark. What now for the future of privatized space conquest in the Middle East?

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Lucian Freud’s Fat Lady Sings

Flesh, set free by a ‘despicable genius,’ or ensnared in the male gaze?

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An Unexpected Encounter With Joseph Conrad at Trinity College Dublin

And why the defeat of Sudan’s Islamist military dictatorship may be the real beginning of a possible spring for the region’s people

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A Blood-Stained Renoir on Exhibit in Paris

Fifty works in the collection of a former German arms dealer—including a renowned portrait of a Sephardic aristocrat—show how France fails to fully grapple with its collaboration in the Nazi art market for plundered works

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Room 222

Four seasons in academic hell

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Master of the Double Exile

The late Iraqi Israeli novelist Samir Naqqash was forever torn between competing loyalties. An English translation of ‘Tenants and Cobwebs,’ his portrait of 1940s Baghdad, shows him to be the tragic chronicler of the uprooting of Iraqi Jews.

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When Hollywood Fought Nazis

A new restoration of the 1940 dramatic thriller ‘The Mortal Storm’ reminds us of a rare era of studio political engagement, and the American isolationism and proto-communism that made it unpopular

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Drakeo the Ruler Speaks to Tablet From Prison

West Coast rap god is shackled in the K-19 unit of the Men’s Central Jail in Los Angeles. His murder trial begins next week.

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Alpha Blondy Says ‘Thank You, Israel’

On tour in Holland, the reggae great talks about climbing Masada, seeing Mecca, and ‘the magic that music brings to the people’

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The War for the Golan Heights

Remembering the dead lost under Avigdor Ben-Gal’s pivotal battle to hold the Syrian army on the Golan Heights in the 1973 Yom Kippur War

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More Die of Heartbreak

Bette Howland steps out of the shadow of Saul Bellow

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Yiddileaks: The Jeremy Corbyn Email Archive

A trove of communications from Britain’s Labour Party leader to his minions reveals the difference between a hipster and Hezbollah

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Typing in Yiddish

A 1929 practical method for typing in Yiddish, on display at YIVO, is a keyhole into a little-known world of printing machines, and the pipe dreams behind their invention

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Fredy Hirsch’s Lover

Could a homosexual love survive Theresienstadt?

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Red Eric

A worthy new biography of the late historian Eric Hobsbawm shows the ardent communist in the crucible of the 20th century

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Three Charms for Hitler

Harmful magic and practical Kabbalah in World War II, on the 74th anniversary of the death of the ‘ruler of the Germans’

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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

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George Steiner, the Prophet of Progressive Anti-Semitism

Are the philosophical roots of contemporary left-wing denunciations of Israel to be found in a radical, twisted 1970s argument about the place of Jews in Western culture?

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Cities of Ice

A dispatch from frozen Harbin, where Jews once flourished—and melted away

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A Visit With Raphael Mechoulam, the Israeli Godfather of Cannabinoid Research

At 88, the scientist who first isolated THC is still addicted to research, studying the beneficial effects of cannabis on trauma, colitis, autism, and more

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Greedy Jews!

New York’s current hot ticket, ‘The Lehman Trilogy,’ is an epic parable of capitalism. But can a Jewish immigrant family embody the American dream?

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Will Tocqueville’s Dilemma Crash America?

Is equality a danger to freedom in a democratic United States?

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Ilya Kaminsky’s ‘Deaf Republic’

National Poetry Month: A long-anticipated new collection infuses beauty and irony into a dystopian war epic

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Confessions of a Post-Colonial Jew

‘The Judaism I found in America and here in Israel is a failed reconstruction of the organic Judaism my grandparents knew as children’

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The Collapse

Is this the end of American Jewry’s golden age?

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Donald Zec, Friend to the Stars

At 100, the U.K.’s greatest Jewish celebrity tabloid writer would rather dance with Sophia Loren

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Cat People

Why are millennials so afraid to get it on? Sex, power, gender, and swiping right, in Kristen Roupenian’s first collection of short stories.

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