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Experience

Experience is the half-life of Glory
I said when you opened
the door whose sign read
No Solicitations.

I think you have the wrong address
you said. In this house we believe
philosophy is cope for the over
production of elites.

But I said, He who alters his position
alters his luck. Sell your possessions, subscribe to my Substack, and work on yourself simultaneously.

I said watch me. Now you can’t stop staring.

—Zohar Atkins

The Tab, Issue 34

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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

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Issue 29: Orthodox women talk American Jewry, George Soros ‘the Jew,’ painter Shirley Jaffe, collard greens, and more.

Issue 28: Tisha B’Av: The end of the living memory of the Holocaust, the ‘network state,’ the new Jewish awakening, a cold cherry soup for summer, and more.

Issue 27: Redefining the kibbutz, performative politics, American literature as 21st-century refuge, a belated Kaddish, and more.

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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.

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

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Edith Wharton

There’s a barbarian at every gate

BY ANNE ROIPHE

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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Shalom Goldman

Featured Contributor

Read more by the professor of Religion at Middlebury College. His most recent book is Starstruck in the Promised Land: How the Arts Shaped American Passions about Israel.

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The Dharma of David Ben-Gurion

Two European Jewish refugees helped remake the landscape of the possible through their friendship: One was the first prime minister of Israel, and the other was a Buddhist monk

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Denise Levertov’s Poetic Gifts and Her Hidden Inheritance from Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi

How the influential Jewish apostate to Christianity and self-described ‘Hebrew-Christian’ Paul Philip Levertoff influenced the art and activism of his daughter

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Raymond Carver, Israeli Writer

Though the great American storyteller never felt at home during his months in Tel Aviv, Israelis saw themselves in his direct sensibility

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A Polish Christian Writes the Great Jewish Novel

A 700-page Polish novel is all the rage in Israel, but can it heal the rift between Poles and Jews?

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The Jewish Auden

The poet’s philo-Semitism and visit to Jerusalem had a profound influence on him, and on Yehuda Amichai

Philip K. Dick’s Last Great Obsession

The Dead Sea Scrolls blew the sci-fi writer’s mind

JERUSALEM POST ARCHIVES

Johnny Cash in the Holy Land

The country singer—and a founding father of American Christian Zionism—bound for the Promised Land

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