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Virgil and the Homeless Nations

A Jewish observation

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The Hasidic Underground

Boro Park, Brooklyn, late 1970s, at the nexus of a cultish hippiedom and ultra-Orthodoxy

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The Cool Kids

Self-mutilation as a Jewish cultural strategy and the sad history of the Yevsektsiya

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Writing Jewish

How Sefton Goldberg saved my life

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Second Avenue Elevated

Looking for tracks to my father’s unobtainable past, in old Jewish New York

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Men and Women of the Nation

How the Inquisition’s conversos defined Jewish religious and ethnic identity in ways that are still prevalent today

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A Misunderstanding About Anti-Semitism

Not a disease, but a human reaction to an anomaly

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Are Hymns Treyf?

Lift up your voice and sing, kosher soul

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Russians in the Catskills

Wet hot ‘amerikanski’ summer

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The Jewish People’s School of Montreal

A memoir of one of North America’s first and most enduring day schools, and where those kids ended up

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The Ashkenazi Quarrel

Why can’t Jews get along with each other?

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Putin’s War

How Russian aggression decimated Jewish life in eastern Ukraine

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A Syrian in Jerusalem

Finally face to face, after growing up learning about the other

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A New York Romance

In an excerpt from the new history ‘The Last Pirate of New York,’ a son connects his father’s Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, to the original American gangsters who preceded them

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Free Palestine

A small act of resistance in the middle of Soho at lunchtime

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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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Room 222

Four seasons in academic hell

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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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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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Cities of Ice

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

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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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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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A Reader in the Ghetto

Teaching I.L. Peretz’s story ‘Miracles on the Sea’ to children who are sentenced to die

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African. Hebrew. Israelite.

The most successful African-American utopian separatist project in history is located in a desert town in Israel

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Self-Emancipation

How my historical research into the Jew-licenses of Cologne freed me from the grip of hate

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The Second Wife

Tablet Original Fiction: What right has the Lord of the Universe to forget me?

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The English Jew Who Read My Book

Or, how the Jews reconquered London

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Why We Fight

In an excerpt from a mixed martial arts memoir, finding the religion of the self

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German Jewish

The origins of a writer’s craft, from an academic-island childhood to the self-control gleaned from a Holocaust-surviving grandparent, by the author of the new novel ‘A Weekend in New York’

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A Weekend in New York

In an excerpt from the new novel by the London-based writer, going over old stories

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