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Tablet Goes to Paris

Why France suddenly matters

by
The Editors
June 02, 2024

Albane Simon

Albane Simon

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Monday, June 3

Ten years after bloody Islamist attacks sent thousands of French Jews fleeing to Israel, France feels surprisingly resilient—while American Jews fear what comes next

BY MARCO ROTH

Former Prime Minister Manuel Valls and rising parliamentary star Benjamin Haddad sit down with Tablet to talk Islamic separatism, anti-Jewish hatred, rebuilding a Republican left, and whether the center can hold

BY JEREMY STERN

Paris’ most enigmatic aesthete will welcome the Olympic torch to the city

BY ANI WILCENSKI

The annual dinner where the French state meets the Jews

BY MARC WEITZMANN

Delphine Horvilleur on death, empathy, and the new-old antisemitism of the left

BY EMILY BARTON

Tuesday, June 4

Gilles Kepel, France’s greatest expert on Islamist politics, sees French scholarly values and savoir faire as a bulwark against the mediocrity of Judith Butler and the antisemitic replacement theology of the global south

BY ARMIN ROSEN

An object lesson about the rewards and limitations of Jewish assimilation in France

BY LIEL LEIBOVITZ

Julia Kristeva on Céline

BY BLAKE SMITH

Wednesday, June 5

A photo essay on the missing mezuzot of Paris

BY PATRICK ZACHMANN

The surreal odyssey of the Jewish proto-rap star who invented the modern French song

BY JEFF WEISS

Rafael Glucksman sought to follow in the footsteps of his philosopher father Andre as an engaged intellectual. Now he’s the leader of the French Socialist list for the EU Parliament, whose bright political future may depend on abandoning everything his father stood for

BY MARC WEITZMANN

From the editors of Tablet Magazine.

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