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Bellow in Jerusalem

A reader’s notes from the Old City

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A Taste of Syria in the Andes

On the trail of my great-grandfather, a merchant immigrant to Argentina

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Russia, My Homeland

I knew it was out there somewhere

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A Man of Principle

Tablet Original Fiction: Sammy Kofer takes a cruise

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A Razor for the Children

Tablet Original Fiction: ‘Let’s start with the sins of Israel’

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The First Day I Was Happy in America

Tablet Original Fiction: An immigrant’s tale

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The Silent Bride

An excerpt from the late Ronit Matalon’s newly translated novel, ‘And the Bride Closed the Door’

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Down and Out in Yidsbury

How I sat out the Vietnam War in an English department in Manchester, England, only to come home to another battle in New York

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Reparations

Tablet Fiction: Moritz and Max have a plan to get back what’s theirs

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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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