Who was Arnaldo Dante Momigliano, other than perhaps one of the greatest shapers of how we understand history? A former pupil investigates.
Why ‘smooth as a baby’s bottom’ rarely applies to Jewish men’s faces
A miracle of lights in Texas
Tablet Original Fiction: A love story at Murder Inc.
Tablet Original Fiction by the author of the collection ‘Notes From the Fog’
Why chasing game through the forest remains the most brutal, boring, indubitably non-Jewish pastime on the planet
Artist Zoë Buckman describes how and why she embroiders late rappers’ lyrics onto lingerie
How a tiny enclave of Mountain Jews in Azerbaijan produced some of the former Soviet world’s richest men
Why any worthwhile Jewish experience will always be analog, not digital
The very private non-Holocaust-related life of Anne Frank: teenage manga girl, tampon-marketer, European traveler, and emblem of the twin evils of war and intolerance—and the Japanese ‘culture of apology’
In the gap between transcendental and concrete experience, 48 years after the painter’s death
Agata Tuszyńska’s ‘Family History of Fear’ and Ivan Jablonka’s ‘A History of the Grandparents I Never Had’ open old wounds
Paintings that tell us to eff off while showing us the way in
How Elvis showed me the way to being Jewish and different but also American and the same
The painter learns to ‘live Dada’
The café as ‘safe space’ in interwar Vienna, in David Fogel’s Hebrew classic, ‘Married Life’
The Los Angeles photographer gives, and gives in
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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