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Bye-Bye Barneys

A remembrance of sales past

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A Russian Typewriter Longs for Her Master

A portrait of my father, the refusenik writer and medical scientist David Shrayer-Petrov, as a New England poet, on his 84th birthday

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The Girl Who Took On the British Empire

Esther Cailingold was disillusioned with the British Empire’s treatment of Jews after the Holocaust. So she joined the Jewish resistance in Palestine.

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And Statistics

Jules Feiffer’s American Follies turns 91!

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The Zionist X-Ray

How a secure Israel brought out the best—and worst—of political Arab men of letters

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Adonis in Jerusalem

A Syrian-born poet resembles Arab literary men of the ancient past

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Bellow in Jerusalem

A reader’s notes from the Old City

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Jakob Dylan Is a Good Jewish Son

A rock prince pays respect to his elders in the moving documentary ‘Echo in the Canyon’

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A Taste of Syria in the Andes

On the trail of my great-grandfather, a merchant immigrant to Argentina

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Russia, My Homeland

I knew it was out there somewhere

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Berenice, the Jewish Queen of Rome, and the Origins of Replacement Theory

How fear that a single Jew could transform Western society into a Jewish empire led to a broader anti-Semitism

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BHL, Superhero

A retrospective of the films of the French philosopher shows a man of action with a big heart

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The Real John Simon

Did the late, splenetic theater and film critic take a secret to his grave?

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Elizabeth Wurtzel, 1967-2020

Memoirist, essayist, and friend

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In 2019, Israel Turned Japanese

The Jewish state’s affinity for anime dreamscapes comes alive in a new award-winning graphic novel

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Social Justice in Detroit

In 1935, Father Charles Coughlin and other anti-Semites and white supremacists reached a peak of popularity in America. At the same time, the Motor City’s sports teams excelled. What’s not to be proud of?

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The Boats of Cherbourg

The dramatic Christmas Eve, blockade-busting escapade that delivered game-changing French missile boats to Israel’s navy 50 years ago today

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Deck the Walls

Jules Feiffer’s American Follies pay tribute to Shel Silverstein

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Q&A: The Passions of the Weiss

The LA music writer who took down Post Malone talks about Baton Rouge rap, the pillaging of the ‘LA Weekly,’ and what Philip Roth has in common with Drakeo

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A Q&A With Dorit Rabinyan, the Wonder Woman of New Israeli Lit

In a landscape vacated of the two literary giants Aharon Appelfeld and Amos Oz, Israeli fiction ushers in the rise of a new generation of women writers. The author of ‘All the Rivers’ talks about sabras in New York, American Jewry’s allure, and learning to listen for the perfect watermelon.

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Timişoara

Thirty years after the uprising that toppled Ceauşescu, a memoir of the Jewish Romania that preceded the dictatorship

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Chrismukkah in Texas

In an excerpt from ‘Christmas in Austin,’ the Essinger family sings ‘O Hanukkah’ at their Texas tree-lighting party

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A Man of Principle

Tablet Original Fiction: Sammy Kofer takes a cruise

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A Razor for the Children

Tablet Original Fiction: ‘Let’s start with the sins of Israel’

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The First Day I Was Happy in America

Tablet Original Fiction: An immigrant’s tale

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The Silent Bride

An excerpt from the late Ronit Matalon’s newly translated novel, ‘And the Bride Closed the Door’

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Lucy Dawidowicz, the Yiddish Eagle of the Bronx

The strong-willed scholar of Jewish life and history died 29 years ago today

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Ofra, the Mayflower of the Settlements

The author of ‘The Hilltop’ revisits the lands and people Amos Oz confronted in the early 1980s to see how far the West Bank settlements have come, and where they are headed

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Roman Polanski’s Dreyfus

Why the filmmaker’s depiction of early-20th-century anti-Semitism in ‘J’accuse’ is, with reservations, ‘important and beautiful’

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John Rawls’ ‘A Theory of Justice’ and Jewish Heresy

How the liberal philosopher came to reject Judaism’s ideals of merit and chosenness in favor of progressive justice

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