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Winter in the Promised Land

Merry Christmas, from Hamas to Israel

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Tablet Original Fiction: I don’t even know if I am a boy or a girl

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Mr. Siegel

Tablet Original Fiction: A love story at Murder Inc.

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Jonah

Tablet Original Fiction: In New York, no one goes mad with God fever

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A Problem With the Sun

Tablet Original Fiction by the author of the new collection ‘Notes From the Fog’

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My Jerusalem Love Affair

Campus Week: ‘I didn’t think about the future but I knew he wouldn’t be a part of it.’

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Reb Aryeh’s Etrog

For Sukkot, a story by Israeli novelist Haim Be’er, in a first English translation

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Sibling Mine

My brother died in 1991. I was 56 and he was 53 years old.

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Me, U, Baku, Quba

How a tiny enclave of Mountain Jews in Azerbaijan produced some of the former Soviet world’s richest men

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Games at Birkenau

Tablet Fiction: ‘I am the custodian of the killing fields’

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Disraelia

A counterfactual history, 1848-2008

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When All the World Was America

Tablet Original Fiction: Only one chapter to go, to close the book

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‘Awakening,’ a Short Story by Isaac Babel

A new English translation for May Day

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Elijah

Tablet Original Fiction: A tale of sin and redemption

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My Favorite Anti-Semite: H.P. Lovecraft

The 20th-century master of horror admired Hitler but married a Jew and hated ‘alien’ cultures but created some of the most memorable ones in literature

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The Porn Shelter

A secret club with secret films, and a tattletale

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Is This Story Real?

A manuscript of a Holocaust tale published in France roped scores of people into a mystery. Including me.

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Knives

Tablet Original Fiction: Anger management in a Vancouver restaurant

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The Shtiebel

Remembering the heilige yid of Manhattan’s West Side in the 1960s and ’70s

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Mr. Barbershop

A three-part invention

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Chai? Chai Not?

How Elvis showed me the way to being Jewish and different but also American and the same

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Immigrant City

Tablet Original Fiction: ‘On either side of the street rose apartment buildings, thrumming with life and larceny. There it was, my immigrant childhood.’

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Mongolia

Tablet Original Fiction: Lost on the Eurasian steppe, led there by ‘an eccentric and possibly a hypocrite,’ who is trying to run away from the world

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Fantasmas Soviéticos Veranean en Santiago

Tablet en Español: Un emigrante Ruso viaja por Chile con su esposa e hijas

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Soviet Ghosts Vacation in Santiago

An émigré travels in Chile with his wife and daughters

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Why Yiddish is Funny

As demonstrated by the ‘Jewish Don Quixote,’ by S.Y. Abramovitsh, aka Mendele the Book Peddler

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The Smell of Crayons

Lessons from the first day of class on Manhattan’s Upper West Side in the early 1950s

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Harold Pinter’s Birthright Trip

Excerpts from Dame Antonia Fraser’s 1978 diary of her and the playwright’s trip to Israel reveal a dusty cosmopolitan land still finding its way in a changing world

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The Gift of the Mishnah

For the first time in English, a short story by the Yiddish master, in which 19th-century Hasidism meets its radical grandchildren in the 20th

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My Father, Elie Wiesel

‘I want to tell you about the things that connect and separate fathers and sons, of the bridges to friendship and the spaces they must cross, and of seeing through to the best in people.’

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