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Writing Her Revolt

In the 40 years after the Iranian Revolution, some women memoirists came to see obedience as the opposite of goodness

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Making It

As Norman Podhoretz turns 89 today, he looks back on the long journey from Brooklyn to Manhattan

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Guard It With Your Life

How Jewish musicians preserved—and are now saving—Persian music

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Allen Ginsberg Goes Behind the Iron Curtain

Newly edited travel journals from 1965 show the poet infatuated and disillusioned with communist Cuba, Czechoslovakia, the Soviet Union, and Poland

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Soutine Is the Kafka of Painting

Twinned artistic prophecies of the destruction of the Jewish people in Europe, on Chaim Soutine’s 125th birthday

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Walking the Walk

Ep. 164: Jesse Eisenberg and the team behind the new documentary ‘The World Before Your Feet,’ plus ‘New York Times’ ISIS reporter Rukmini Callimachi, host of the Caliphate podcast

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Beyond the Zionist Nation-State

A new book asks if the early Eastern European proponents of nationhood saw the future Jewish territorial unit in Palestine as a province within a multinational empire

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Message From a Yiddish Werewolf

A 1920s epic poem about fear, and Jewish vulnerability, that could have been about 1944—or 2018

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New Jewish Documentation Center, Containing 100 Years of Jewish Life in Mexico City, Opens This Week

The paper legacies of separate immigrant communities return under one roof after earthquake-induced exile

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Through the Lens of Nissim Levis

An exhibit of stereoscopic photographs portrays a rarefied vision of Greek Jewish life, almost entirely wiped out in World War II

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An Introduction to ‘Katerina’

In a note to his Ukrainian readers dictated before his death last year, Aharon Appelfeld explains the sources of his haunting novel of prewar Poland

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Aharon Appelfeld, a Memory

One year after the death of the great writer, his humanity still shines

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Degas and the Dreyfus Affair

A portrait of the artist as an anti-Semite

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The Message of Nas

An Israeli Arab with a huge social media following posts a video a day for a thousand days, ending this week. Where did the journey take him?

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Did Salinger Go Awry?

A boxed set for the writer’s centenary confirms him as the master of possibility

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The Great Jewish-Palestinian American Novel

Emerging writer Hannah Lillith Assadi, daughter of a Jewish mother and a Palestinian father, finds a home in the desert of the American Southwest

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Smuggling Jewish Refugees in Key West

How the Caribbean became a stopping point for the American journey of so many Jews

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A Is for Abish

An Austrian-born American abstract artist arrives at 87 annī and amazes anew

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Jules Feiffer’s American Follies

A Christmas tale, starring Will Eisner

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Sholem Asch’s Jewish Gospels

The Yiddish writer’s re-Judaized imagining of St. Paul turns 75

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A Jew’s Christmas in Texas

All my Xmas live in Texas. That’s why I hang my hat in Galilee.

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A Very Jewish Christmas

Ep. 162: Def Jam alum Bill Adler on his annual Christmas playlist, and ‘Die Hard’ screenwriter Steven de Souza on why the Bruce Willis classic is the ultimate Christmas movie

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Winter in the Promised Land

Tablet Fiction: A war correspondent’s Christmas

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Anni Albers’ Fabric of Belief at the Tate

European and American modernism woven into the warp and weft of grief

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Not Jewish: Shaving

Why ‘smooth as a baby’s bottom’ rarely applies to Jewish men’s faces

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The Esthers: Top 10 Jewish Films of 2018

World War II, the Cold War, American racism, Polish introspection, and Jerry Lewis

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Jules Feiffer’s American Follies

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Zionism, Pan-Africanism, and White Nationalism

What we learn about Israel’s ethnocentrism by looking at groups inspired by Zionism

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The New Censorship

Is this the return of the Thought Police?

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The Windsor File

How Winston Churchill suppressed the true extent of the former King Edward VIII’s collaboration with Nazi Germany

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