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Vol. 2, Issue 46: Special Edition: Year in Review. More than 80 pages of Tablet’s best offerings from 2023.

Tablet Magazine
May 05, 2022
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Vol. 2, Issue 46: Special Edition: Year in Review. More than 80 pages of Tablet’s best offerings from 2023.


Vol. 2, Issue 45: Dec. 8-14 • Colleges and free speech, the Biden admin’s role in Oct. 7, Sephardic Jews go global, chicken soup for winter, and more

Vol. 2, Issue 44: Dec. 1-7Hanukkah edition: a call to moral giving, a guide to children’s books, bright ideas for the holiday, essays on anti-assimilation, Hanukkah fiction from Sholem Aleichem, a great latke recipe, and more


Vol. 2, Issue 43: Nov. 17-30 • Reflections on October 7 from Israeli writers, vocational training in America, a Syrian meatball recipe, and more

Vol. 2, Issue 42: Nov. 10-16 • Jainism in America, the real genocides, Argentina’s nearly Jewish Trump, a roundtable with Black Jews, a recipe for Thanksgiving, and more

Vol. 2, Issue 41: Nov. 3 - 9 • Advice one month after the massacre, the Talmud as self-help book, excerpts from The Scroll, finding joy in Shabbat, a classic challah recipe, and more


Vol. 2, Issue 40: Oct. 27 - Nov. 2 How France’s terror anticipated Israel’s, defending Jewish students in the Ivy League, dispatch from Galilee medical center, and more

Vol. 2, Issue 39: Oct. 20 - 26 • Israel at War: The undoing of wunderkind Jake Sullivan, Hamas and the woke left, a report from a war wedding, reflecting on Birthright, and more

Vol. 2, Issue 38: Oct. 13 - 19 • Special Edition: Israel at War

Vol. 2, Issue 37: Oct. 6 - 12Special Edition Stop Being Shocked: The ideas, institutions, and people that caused the collapse

Vol. 2, Issue 36: Sept. 29 - Oct. 5 • Reading in print and online, censorship out of the White House, Judaism through the lens of disability, an apple strudel recipe, and more


Vol. 2, Issue 35: Sept. 22-28 • Predatory AIs, a historian’s faulty history of Iraqi Jewry, Ben Lerner’s auto-fictional poems, the sukkah guys, an Agnon story for Sukkot, and more

Vol. 2, Issue 34: Sept. 15-21 • Yom Kippur readings on Jonah, ‘shnuddering,’ atonement, mortality, and Leonard Cohen; an S.Y. Agnon story; recipes for your break fast, and more

Vol. 2, Issue 33: Sept. 8-14 • Rosh Hashanah, beekeeping, the return of COVID mandates, Babel in Odessa, and more

Vol. 2, Issue 32: Sept. 1-7 • Religion on Zoom and in public schools, a Civil War novel’s underappreciated author, a FIFA bribe exposé, coffee culture, and more


Vol. 2, Issue 31: Aug 18-31 Special Edition: Israel in Crisis

Vol. 2, Issue 30: Aug. 11-17 • ‘Dazzling but eerie’ Walmartville, Lubavitchers helping prisoners, the bootlegger Waxey Gordon, summer beach reads, and more

Vol. 2, Issue 29: Aug. 4-10 • American Muslims on the left and right, the hazards of old politicians, an appreciation of novelist Lorrie Moore, Australia’s new Holocaust museums, coming out at camp, and more

Vol. 2, Issue 28: July 28 - Aug. 3 • Obama fact or fiction, vaccines in the military, Russian Jewry after Putin, a sea bass recipe, and more


Vol. 2, Issue 27: July 21-27 • The White House’s favorite Iran whisperer, the French riots, a Jewish revival in the Catskills, a ‘salade juive’ recipe, and more

Vol. 2, Issue 26: July 14-20 • Rediscovered I.B. Singer, Hasidic schools, why kosher restaurants are bad, a history of the Catskills resorts, and more

Vol. 2, Issue 25: July 7-13 • Pentecostals, private equity owning cities, the Lviv pogrom of 1941, Tablet’s own ‘Barbenheimer,’ a beet hummus recipe, and more

Vol. 2, Issue 24: June 23 - July 6 • July 4th Double Issue! Israeli expats, Judah Benjamin, the Reform schism, NYC’s pools, a summer Shabbes, dry rub and guac recipes for your barbecue, and more


Vol. 2, Issue 23: June 16-22 • Roosevelt and the Holocaust, COVID and pregnancy, Unitarian Universalists, bollos, and more

Vol. 2, Issue 22: June 9-15 • Dartmouth’s Native American legacy, the confounding pro-Zionism of Jean Améry, a Lower East Side gangster, troubled teens farm Israel, and more

Vol. 2, Issue 21: June 2-8 • Ted Cruz the Israeli politician, a rocker’s fascist drag, New York’s exam schools, a special pizza, and more.


Vol. 2, Issue 20: May 26 - June 1 • Haredim and COVID, air piracy, women in American synagogues, Yiddish summer camps, and more

Vol. 2, Issue 19: May 23, 2023 • Special Edition: Tablet Goes to Saudi Arabia

Vol. 2, Issue 18: May 12-18 • Tech elites in conflict, Sikhs in American schools, why culture is boring now, a Lower East Side criminal queen, sambusak for Shavuot, and more

Vol. 2, Issue 17: May 5-11 • Mother’s Day, the third technological revolution, Hannah Arendt and gay identity, the wonders of fennel, and more

Vol. 2, Issue 16: May 1-4 • Big Pharma and Mad Men unite, Commie Chic, Shawarma meets foccacia, Jewish gangsters, and more


Vol. 2, Issue 15: April 24-27 • Sitting down with RFK Jr., Jewish Disappointment, The Coming Fight Over Education in America, Going Deep with Aaron Judge, and more

Vol. 2, Issue 14: April 17-20 • Israel at 75, Earth Day, Walter Russell Mead on American Crisis, Preserved Lemons, and Original Poetry

Vol. 2, Issue 13: Passover Special • An analysis of disinformation, a Florida Shabbos, backpacker Seders in Nepal, Haggadot before Maxwell House, and much more, including six recipes for a complete Seder meal


Vol. 2, Issue 12: Mar. 17-23 • Surveillance of Arab Americans, reports from Indonesia and South Africa, musical traditions at Bais Yaakov girls schools, a garlic soup recipe, and more

Vol. 2, Issue 11: Mar. 10-16 • Cold War 3D, crisis in Israel, Jewish atheists speak, Regina Spektor’s Soviet Jewishness, recovering from substance abuse, a kibbeh recipe, and more

Vol. 2, Issue 10: Mar. 3-9 • The CIA coup in Iran that never was, misinformation and certainty, the Madam of the LES, a new translation of Isaac Babel, Joan Nathan cooks North African ‘brik,’ and more


Vol. 2, Issue 9: Feb. 24 - Mar. 2 • Asians and Jews in America, the vulgarity of Mel Brooks, nonalcoholic Purim, Queen Esther’s toast, and more

Vol. 2, Issue 8: Feb. 17-23 • China’s future, race and gender in medicine, a tragic Israeli diva, forshmak recipe, and more

Vol. 2, Issue 7: Feb. 10-16 • Boris Johnson on Ukraine, the class politics of ‘Instagram face,’ Youval Shimoni’s great Israeli literature, a 19th-century murder case, and more

Vol. 2, Issue 6: Feb. 3-9 • Advice for Bibi, the queering of antisemitism, Tablet Original Fiction’s road trip out of NYC, a classic bialy recipe, and more

January 2023

Vol. 2, Issue 5: Jan. 27 - Feb. 2 • Celebrating Norman Mailer, the human reality of A.I., the new Israeli Michelin restaurant guide, a recipe for fig compote, and more

Vol. 2, Issue 4: Jan. 20-26 • Holocaust Remembrance Day: survivors speak, the lessons of Jehovah’s Witnesses, a reporter hunts his grandfather’s savior; Columbia’s invisible man, fentanyl and politics, and more

Vol. 2, Issue 3: Jan. 13-19 • Mahmoud Abbas and Soviet Zionology, California’s housing crisis, Kafka’s diaries, Yemenite delicacies, and more

Vol. 2, Issue 2: Jan. 6-12 • Academic freedom at Stanford, the rise of AI, Prince Harry and Episcopalianism, going bald, and more

Vol. 2, Issue 1: Dec. 30, 2022 - Jan. 5, 2023 • A new Cold War, addressing Southern Baptists’ declining attendance, woke whodunits, pro wrestler Barry Horowitz, and more

Volume 1: 2022


Issue 46: The Year in Review • A special blockbuster double issue featuring the best of Tablet’s insight, reporting, and great storytelling from 2022, plus a recipe for New Year’s

Issue 45: Dec. 9-15 • Labor and the class war, new fiction from Yelena Akhtiorskaya, loud vulgar Jews, a soccer cantor, potato pancakes, and more

Issue 44: Dec. 2-8 • Laying blame for pandemic school closures, the American postwar ‘literary mafia,’ gay dads and busy moms, Angela Lansbury’s big Jewish Christmas musical, and more


Issue 43: Nov. 18 - Dec. 1 • Thanksgiving! British intentions in Mandate Palestine, women’s health apps, David Mamet’s daring, the humble cabbage, and more

Issue 42: Nov. 11-17 • 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.

Issue 41: Nov. 4-10 • Midterm election analysis, Judith Shklar’s minority liberalism, Australian farms, Joan Nathan’s unbeatable hummus recipe, and more


Issue 40: Oct. 28 - Nov. 3 • Voodoo, Iran’s drones, the journalistic party line, the Rothschilds of the East, Italian sfratti cookies, and more

Issue 39: Oct. 21-27 • The French take Israel, the how of wokeness, colloquial Arabic, a family portrait, shawarma, and more

Issue 38: Oct. 14-20 • Israel’s Kahanist politician, the renewed tradition of wimpels, basketball tryouts, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and more

Issue 37: Oct. 7-13 • Uyghur Muslims and the NBA, Germany’s troubles, a return to the shtetl, a cabbage strudel recipe, and more

Issue 36: Sept. 30 - Oct. 6 • Campus diversity excludes Jews, the Hindu American vote, surrealist ethnographer Diane Arbus, etrogs past and present, and more


Issue 35: Sept. 23-29 • Nikole Hannah-Jones and the origins of 1619, post-Soviet Russia, Yiddish black metal, a Yom Kippur story, and more

Issue 34: Sept. 16-22 • Howard Jacobson remembers The Queen, censorship and big tech, Unitarian Universalist sex education, Rosh Hashanah essays, and more. PLUS: download Joan Nathan’s holiday brisket recipe here.

Issue 33: Sept. 9-15 • Talking with non-Jewish spouses, white-boy rap, poetry in the orange groves, an Italian plum tart recipe, and more.

Issue 32: September 2-8 • The Iran deal’s regional realignments, psychiatry and ‘insight,’ mental health on campus, Rwandan kibbutzim, and more.


Issue 31: August 26 - September 1 • Hate crimes in NYC, the exhausting battles of Diego Schwartzman, Baha’i teenagers, pushcarts, and more.

Issue 30: Beach Reads 2022 • An amazing, 113-page, free anthology of some of our best writing, for you and your hammock, from Baku, Geneva, the Solomon Islands, Harbin, and beyond! The Jewish world like only Tablet can bring it to you.

Issue 29: August 5-11 • Orthodox women talk American Jewry, George Soros ‘the Jew,’ painter Shirley Jaffe, collard greens, and more.

Issue 28: July 29-Aug. 4 • 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: July 22-28 • Redefining the kibbutz, performative politics, American literature as 21st-century refuge, a belated Kaddish, and more.

Issue 26: July 15-21 • 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.

Issue 25: July 8-14 • The left’s First Amendment, tech-bro Miami, the Catholic Land Movement revival, a chocolate sponge cake recipe, and more.

Issue 24: July 1-7 • Early American Zionism, post-Cold-War Germany, the #MeToo Rabbi, David Milch, Jacob Taubes, and more.


Issue 23: June 24-30Special Issue: Summer Fiction!

Issue 22: June 17-23 • LGBTQ Jews, the ‘pro-Jewish’ left, lost Aleppo, the chair dance’s ubiquity, and more.

Issue 21: June 10-16 • The martyrdom of Ariel Pink, the mystery of Deutekom, abortion battle, blood donor bans, my father’s luxury car, and more.

Issue 20: June 3-9 • Narrativizing refugees, a report from Donbas, how American writers made misery work, the renaming of a plant, and more.

Issue 19: May 27-June 2 • Shavuot • The rules of conversion, Ruth, Sapphic Hollywood, ‘The Northman,’ and more.


Issue 18: May 20-26 • Getting to religious divorce, moralizing museums, Middle Eastern restaurants in London, and more.

Issue 17: May 13-19 • Hezbollah in Paraguay, America’s big post-Cold War mistakes, a kitchen wunderkind, and more.

Issue 16: May 6-12 • Malamud’s lover, the certainty trap, fiction, and more.

Issue 15: April 29-May 5 • Israeli health care, Leonard Cohen, Mother’s Day, and more.


Issue 14: April 15-28 • Elon’s Twitter, Biden’s China, Doja Cat, Roman fish soup, and more.

Issue 13: April 8-14 • Passover Edition

Issue 12: April 1-7 • Reform Judaism in Ohio, a disputed temple mount in India, Passover prep, and more.


Issue 11: March 25-31 • Ukraine and nationalism, American decline, and the joys of sumac.

Issue 10: March 18-24, 2022 • Fact-checkers, Putin’s Jewish oligarchs, and Claudia Roden’s home kitchen.

Issue 09: March 11-17, 2022 • Ukraine: Russian emigres, crypto crowdfunding, and China as the big winner. Plus: Nowruz in Los Angeles, and Joan Nathan’s onion-poppy seed flatbread recipe.

Issue 08: March 4-10, 2022 • Ukrainian aliyah, Afghan refugees in North Carolina, and Purim. BONUS: download Joan Nathan’s Chosen Hamantaschen recipe here.

Issue 07: Special Ukraine Edition: February 25-March 3, 2022 • Ukraine and Germany, Russia and the new Middle East, Ukraine and American client states, a prayer for Ukraine, and more.


Issue 06: February 18-24, 2022 • BHL on the Ukraine crisis, rabbinic sermons, and Jacob Taubes’ apocalypse.

Issue 05: February 11-17, 2022 • Chinese antisemitism, Oslo’s Jewish Sewing Circle, ‘The Righteous Gemstones.’


Issue 03: January 28-February 3, 2022 • Sheila Heti, Groundhog day, and the challenge of Friday lunch.

Issue 02: January 21-27, 2022 • Unapologetic Zionism in Reform Judaism, the Evil Eye, and the poetry of Herbert Gold & Sons.

Issue 01: January 14-21, 2022 • BHL, the new Yiddish mystics, and ‘Leib in Love.’

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