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Philip Roth’s Spooks

Why the story of Coleman Silk’s epic struggle to escape his roots is still the most-loved Philip Roth book in France

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Twitter Just Unverified Louis Farrakhan. Here’s Why It’s Good That They Didn’t Suspend Him.

When Farrakhan and his supporters are out on social media racking up shares, retweets, and views, it makes it much harder to dismiss them as insignificant, despite the best efforts of many apologists.

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Shlock vs. Shock at Harvey Weinstein’s Old Hunting Grounds: A Last Dispatch From Cannes

Godard gets stiffed. Ukrainian gets punched. Spike Lee’s KKK Disneyland. And more from the Croisette.

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The Grand Theorist of Holocaust Denial, Robert Faurisson

A court decision in France finally ends one of the most dispiriting controversies in modern intellectual history. Or does it?

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In Britain and Poland, Anti-Semitism’s Ugly History Repeats Itself

Jew-hatred is a form of derangement that, if unchecked, will destroy the societies that practice it

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Romain Gary’s ‘The Kites’ Is the Best ‘Masterpiece Theater’ TV Series You’ll Ever Read

Bookworm: A new first translation of the French writer’s wartime epic

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Meyer Habib

Bibi’s man in Paris may be the best friend that French Jews have. But is he a model for the future or a herald of the end?

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In France, Furor Over a Muslim Reality Show Star Reveals Deeper Tensions

Forced to leave a popular singing contest after her controversial tweets resurfaced, Mennel Ibstissem is dividing a nation still grappling with questions of terrorism, immigration, and identity

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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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Georges Loinger’s Simple Game of Catch

At 107, the decorated resistance fighter remembers how he helped save thousands of Jewish children from the Nazis

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Extreme Diamonds: Paul Valéry and the Last Centennial of 1917

The French poet saw the coming collapse of civilization. A hundred years later, his ‘The Young Fate’ rings true anew.

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France’s Fatal Failure to Stop Mohamed Merah’s Killing Spree

From the Interior Ministry to the anti-terror police to social services and the state’s inability to connect anti-Semitism to violent Islamism, a textbook case of everything that has gone wrong in France over the past decade

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The Merah Family’s Islamist Insanity

Inside a French courtroom where Muslim victims are shamefully abandoned by the French state, the French left, and their own community

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Double Exposure: Jean-Pierre Melville

The ambiguities and darkness of Nazi-occupied France propelled him to flee his country, take a new name, fight in the Resistance, and then invent film noir. But the past continued to haunt him.

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How Israel Went Nuclear

The father of Israel’s nuclear deterrent reveals how it was built. An exclusive excerpt from No Room For Small Dreams, Shimon Peres’ posthumous autobiography.

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Tish, a Series of Pop-Up Klezmer-Themed Sing-Along Dinners, Is the Latest Rage in France

A little knish, a little violin, and a little vodka get the party started

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At Simone Veil’s Funeral, a Fight About Who Are France’s ‘True Jews’

A tiff over saying Kaddish brings out simmering tensions between Sephardic and Ashkenazi Jews about the Holocaust, religion, and the future of Jewish life in France

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Joyeux 14 Juillet! Celebrate France’s National Holiday with Tablet’s Greatest Hits

From anti-Semitism to croissants, we got you covered

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Confronting Memories of Nazi-Occupied France

A trip with my grandmother to her French hometown revealed a complex narrative of forgotten stories, newly discovered facts, and misremembered details

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Proust and Dreyfus

In an excerpt from the newly translated Gaslight, by German writer Joachim Kalka, an examination of how the scandal that rocked France bled into European literature

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Sarah Halimi Was Beaten to Death in Paris By a Muslim Attacker Reciting Verses From the Quran. The Press Covered it Up.

France struggles to separate terrorism from cases of individuals following a psychotic impulse fueled by the rise of anti-Semitism

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The Genius of Literature

Bernard-Henri Lévy draws from the well of late-18th-century French philosopher Chateaubriand for a broad defense of the aesthetics and morals of liberalism

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How ‘The Deranged Ones’ Are Reshaping France

In the recent case of an Orthodox woman who was attacked and killed at home, French authorities seem to have a hard time differentiating the insane impulse from the intentional act, refusing to see the anti-Semitism that co-exists with terror

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Telling Holocaust Stories—in Ladino

Annette Cabelli, a 92-year-old Sephardic survivor from Greece, shares her memories with young audiences across Europe

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Is the Shoah Memorial in Paris Home to a Racist?

The troubling case of Holocaust historian Georges Bensoussan, on trial for ‘incitement to racial hatred,’ pits French anti-racists against anti-anti-Semites

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Fabien Clain and the Origins of Islamist Terror in France

Six Years of Syrian Civil War: A French citizen who disappeared into the wreckage of Assad’s state now sends operatives home to fight a brutal war with the West

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Why Marine Le Pen Wants to Ban French Jews From Wearing Yarmulkes and Having Dual Israeli Citizenship

Latent anti-Semitism and a desire to marginalize Muslims are driving the far-right presidential candidate to ensnare Jews in her policies

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Q&A: BHL

The Nouveau Philosophe on ‘The Genius of Judaism,’ the lessons of Jonah, the ‘human excellence’ of cities, and the futility of the fight against global anti-Semitism

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The Genius of Judaism and Bernard-Henri Lévy

The morally minded French public intellectual applies 21st-century chutzpah to our radical age

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