Happy birthday, Ehud Barak!
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’
‘Excuse me … I think I know you … we’ve met somewhere before …’
All my Xmas live in Texas. That’s why I hang my hat in Galilee.
Tablet Fiction: A war correspondent’s Christmas
Tablet Original Fiction: I don’t even know if I am a boy or a girl
Tablet Original Fiction: A love story at Murder Inc.
Tablet Original Fiction: In New York, no one goes mad with God fever
Tablet Original Fiction by the author of the new collection ‘Notes From the Fog’
Campus Week: ‘I didn’t think about the future but I knew he wouldn’t be a part of it.’
For Sukkot, a story by Israeli novelist Haim Be’er, in a first English translation
My brother died in 1991. I was 56 and he was 53 years old.
How a tiny enclave of Mountain Jews in Azerbaijan produced some of the former Soviet world’s richest men
Tablet Fiction: ‘I am the custodian of the killing fields’
A counterfactual history, 1848-2008
Tablet Original Fiction: Only one chapter to go, to close the book
A new English translation for May Day
Tablet Original Fiction: A tale of sin and redemption
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
A secret club with secret films, and a tattletale
A manuscript of a Holocaust tale published in France roped scores of people into a mystery. Including me.
Tablet Original Fiction: Anger management in a Vancouver restaurant
Remembering the heilige yid of Manhattan’s West Side in the 1960s and ’70s
A three-part invention
How Elvis showed me the way to being Jewish and different but also American and the same
Tablet Original Fiction: ‘On either side of the street rose apartment buildings, thrumming with life and larceny. There it was, my immigrant childhood.’
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
Tablet en Español: Un emigrante Ruso viaja por Chile con su esposa e hijas
An émigré travels in Chile with his wife and daughters
As demonstrated by the ‘Jewish Don Quixote,’ by S.Y. Abramovitsh, aka Mendele the Book Peddler