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The Tab, Issue 42

The Tab is a curated weekly printable digest that collects recently published articles, newly relevant archival hits, recipes, an insert from our afternoon newsletter The Scroll, and more.

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Issue 42: The media’s role in FTX’s downfall, Jews with disabilities, Howard Jacobson on ‘Ulysses,’ Thanksgiving tales, and more. Plus: Joan Nathan’s roast turkey with chestnut challah stuffing recipe, on one convenient-to-print single page.

Issue 41: Midterm election analysis, Judith Shklar’s minority liberalism, Australian farms, Joan Nathan’s unbeatable hummus recipe, and more

Issue 40: Voodoo, Iran’s drones, the journalistic party line, the Rothschilds of the East, Italian sfratti cookies, and more

Issue 39: The French take Israel, the how of wokeness, colloquial Arabic, a family portrait, shawarma, and more

Issue 38: Israel’s Kahanist politician, the renewed tradition of wimpels, basketball tryouts, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and more

Issue 37: Uyghur Muslims and the NBA, Germany’s troubles, a return to the shtetl, a cabbage strudel recipe, and more

Download Issue 36: Campus diversity excludes Jews, the Hindu American vote, surrealist ethnographer Diane Arbus, etrogs past and present, and more

Issue 35: Nikole Hannah-Jones and the origins of 1619, post-Soviet Russia, Yiddish black metal, a Yom Kippur story, and more

Issue 34: Howard Jacobson remembers The Queen; censorship and big tech; Unitarian Universalist sex education; Rosh Hashanah essays; and more. Plus a holiday brisket recipe.

Issue 33: Talking with non-Jewish spouses, white-boy rap, poetry in the orange groves, an Italian plum tart recipe, and more.

Issue 32: The Iran deal’s regional realignments, psychiatry and ‘insight,’ mental health on campus, Rwandan kibbutzim, and more.

Issue 31: Hate crimes in NYC, the exhausting battles of Diego Schwartzman, Baha’i teenagers, pushcarts, and more

Beach Reads 2022: An amazing, 113-page, free anthology of some of our best writing, for you and your hammock.

Issue 26: In full, Armin Rosen’s in-depth report on the background of the uniquely American life of Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. Also: surveillance, Judaism in translation, chocolate, and more.

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Edward Said’s assault on subtlety would become his most lasting and profound influence.

Mardean Isaac, on the Palestinian intellectual’s Jewish influences

New York Jewish Book Festival

Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022 beginning at 10:00 a.m., The Museum of Jewish Heritage presents a daylong event featuring talks, panels, and author signings, free with registration, including many Tablet contributors: Mark Oppenheimer, Michael W. Twitty, Liana Finck, Stephanie Butnick, and many more

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Featured Contributor

Blake Smith

Swipe right to read more from the a contributing writer at Tablet, currently a Fulbright Scholar in North Macedonia.

On the little-known Romanian writer Abraham Zissu, who espoused a conception of Judaism rooted in a deep love for one’s community, and a simultaneous willingness to challenge its fundamentals

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An appreciation of Laura Riding, the great Jewish modernist poet who abandoned her genius to grow oranges in Florida.

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On the poet Richard Howard, who understood that American tradition is broken—but knew it was possible to begin again

On Henri Bergson, whose original heuristic of open and closed societies emphasizes that liberalism is a religion born out of moments of mystical perception and faith

SCHLESINGER LIBRARY, RADCLIFFE INSTITUTE, HARVARD UNIVERSITY

More on Judith Shklar, who warned that liberalism can degenerate into a cult of victimhood that permits our sadistic desires to be passed off as unimpeachable virtue

University Press Week 2022

Featured Contributor: Marco Roth

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My Favorite Anti-Semite

More from our occasional series of tributes to writers, artists, philosophers, and others who hate us and to why we still find value in their work.

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Edith Wharton

There’s a barbarian at every gate

BY ANNE ROIPHE

Hans-Jürgen Syberberg

The director’s films tackled the grandest questions in German culture and politics, before he turned his critical eye to the Jews

BY MARDEAN ISAAC

Library of Congress

Ty Cobb

He was the greatest and strangest of all ball players, a fierce competitor, and a hateful person

BY ARI HOFFMAN

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Gregor von Rezzori

Why the German-language writer and memoirist yearned for an era he never knew

BY WESLEY YANG

AP

Amiri Baraka

Kaddish for the late poet with a history of bigotry, from a poet with a feeling for jazz

BY JAKE MARMER

Wikimedia Commons

Frank Norris

The progressive-era novelist’s greedy, red-haired, Polish Jew, Zerkow, is the 20th century’s greatest golem

BY ELISA NEW

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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

BY HUNTER C. EDEN

Wikimedia

Rupert Brooke

Regardless of whether or not we should forgive our favorite artists for these sorts of opinions, one thing is clear: We definitely want to.

BY ALEXANDER ACIMAN

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