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The General Who Wasn’t There

Happy birthday, Ehud Barak!

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Save the Children

Mumbai, 2008: The child of a murdered Chabad rabbi screams for his mother, while a Brooklyn-born Jewish lesbian finds unexpected, exotic love, in an excerpt from ‘Mother India’

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The Encounter

‘Excuse me … I think I know you … we’ve met somewhere before …’

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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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Winter in the Promised Land

Tablet Fiction: A war correspondent’s Christmas

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Trans

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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