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When All the World Was America

Tablet Original Fiction: Only one chapter to go, to close the book

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Elijah

Tablet Original Fiction: A tale of sin and redemption

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The Porn Shelter

A secret club with secret films, and a tattletale

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Knives

Tablet Original Fiction: Anger management in a Vancouver restaurant

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Mr. Barbershop

A three-part invention

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Immigrant City

Tablet Original Fiction: ‘On either side of the street rose apartment buildings, thrumming with life and larceny. There it was, my immigrant childhood.’

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Mongolia

Tablet Original Fiction: Lost on the Eurasian steppe, led there by ‘an eccentric and possibly a hypocrite,’ who is trying to run away from the world

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The Gift of the Mishnah

For the first time in English, a short story by the Yiddish master, in which 19th-century Hasidism meets its radical grandchildren in the 20th

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Festival of the Departed

Tablet Original Fiction: ways of remembering, long after everyone has turned out the lights

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A Holy Fool

Tablet Original Fiction: A Jewish heretic wants to read—literature

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A Holiday Fable

Tablet Original Fiction for Passover, from the master of black humor: Evicted from Teaneck, what exodus awaits?

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The Etrog

Fiction by Nobel laureate S.Y. Agnon, for Sukkot, in a new English translation by Jeffrey Saks

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Dry

Tablet Original Fiction: ‘Ruth had always assumed she’d die a one-man virgin.’

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The Butcher of Desire; or Imagining Philip Roth

Tablet Original Fiction: Meet Phil the Kosher butcher, non-traditional writing student, counterfactual storyteller, Lothario

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A Genius in the Attic: Secrets of a Cape Cod Dacha

Tablet original fiction, on Vladimir Nabokov’s 116th birthday

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Holy Thief

Tablet Original Fiction: a rabbi, a broken soul, and a huge wad of cash

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Twofold

For Yom Kippur, fiction by Nobel laureate S.Y. Agnon, in a first English translation

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I Thought I Meant More to You Than That

Tablet Original Fiction: Angela loves Paul loves Claire loves Adam loves Angela

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Planetary Science

Tablet Original Fiction: a scientist chases a meteorite, and finds a message from God

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The Angel of Mercy

Tablet Original Fiction: a mansion, a storm, and a poolside shattering

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The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From the Tree

A newly reissued short story from the under-appreciated late writer revives Jewish Toronto of the 1930s

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Sex, Leave, and Videotape

Tablet Original Fiction: An IDF soldier takes a strange dare, and brings the battlefield home

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Aimee Bender’s ‘The Doctor and the Rabbi’

Electric Literature features Tablet’s inaugural original fiction installment

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Q&A: Ellen Ullman

Elissa Goldstein sits with the author of our latest original fiction

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Fathers

Tablet Original Fiction: A father and son go to Germany after the Holocaust to adopt a Jewish child

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The Maiden of Brooklyn

Tablet Fiction: a haunting tale of sexual abuse among the Orthodox

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Coney Island Knock Off

Tablet Original Fiction: Broken lives collide in the shadow of the Cyclone

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Fat

Tablet Original Fiction: Sent on a gruesome errand, a young man comes undone

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How To Be a Man

The latest installment in Tablet’s monthly original fiction series

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Gregory’s Year

The latest installment in Tablet’s monthly original fiction series, by the author of The Gospel of Anarchy

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