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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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An Outsider in Jerusalem

Like a vampire, I fit nowhere in Israel but inside the real and made-up stories of lovers and others. Fifty years after the end of the Six-Day War, a look back at the monsters and myths of youth.

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My Virginia Woolf Doll

Published 100 years ago this month, ‘To the Lighthouse’ still shines as a beacon for writer Daphne Merkin

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A Double Life

In an excerpt from a new memoir, the revelation of secrets—secret information from a formerly quiet grandmother

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Rupert Brooke, My Favorite Anti-Semite

A Tablet continuing series of tributes to the people who hate us

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How Did Itzik Wittenberg, Hero of the Vilna Ghetto, Die?

The answer defines moral views of resistance and martyrdom, and says more about the version of history being told than it does about Wittenberg himself

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Composting

Tablet Original Fiction: all things decay

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The Rebbe of the Warsaw Ghetto

How Kalonymous Kalman Shapira’s ‘Holy Fire’ spread out of the Holocaust and into the non-Hasidic world

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The History of a Karaite Rabbi in Eastern Europe

The story of Simhah Isaac Lutski helps explain how Karaite Jews retained their communal and doctrinal coherence amid other competing, more ‘European’ forms of Judaism

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Daniel Deronda, Conservative Jewish Hero

In an essential new online course, Ruth Wisse gives George Eliot’s hero a timely and insightful reading

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