David Mikics is the author, most recently, of Slow Reading in a Hurried Age. He lives in Brooklyn and Houston, where he is John and Rebecca Moores Professor of English at the University of Houston.
What should anti-Zionists do about the bullying hater in their midst?
Two new important histories look at Hitler’s fascination with Islam and Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey
Philosopher Bettina Stangneth’s brilliant, newly translated study of the origins of evil shows why radicals like ISIS act like Nazis
Historian Alon Confino traces a source of today’s global anti-Semitism to the ethical revolution triggered by Kristallnacht
‘The Eternal Nazi’ tells the gripping story of the hunt for Aribert Heim, and the German detective who relentlessly pursued him
Soviet dissident and Freedom Prize winner Josef Zissels becomes a Ukrainian Jew
The authors of a new history of the Grand Mufti Amin Al-Husaini’s ties to Nazis fail to carry their logic to its flawed conclusion
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Musical team Strouse and Adams wrote songs for a ‘Star Wars’ musical that never happened. It doesn’t sound pretty.
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Jihadist terrorist cell, a recruiter for Islamic State, planned bombing, beheading before arrests on April 8
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Because who doesn’t dream of leaving NYC for greener pastures?
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg says unions, once defined by gender dominance, are fundamentally changed. It’s time for the Jewish community to catch up.
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It costs $99 to watch the boxing champ on Saturday. Spend it elsewhere.
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Maya Rigler beat cancer once; now she’s fighting again and raising money for research
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Line between anti-Israel activism and anti-Semitism thins in Johannesburg
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Fantastical title fights inspired by boxing’s ‘Fight of the Century’
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With baldness looming, I turn to you, Sy Sperling
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The once glorious club is in disarray and middling in the second-tier tables, with its last Champions League semifinal years behindBy Hillel Kuttler —
The photograph collection of a quiet Army veteran, long dead, dispels rosy myths of WWIIBy Ben Judah and Josh Glancy — How EasyJet and anti-Zionism are turning British Jews into Israelis: part 5 of Tablet's series on the U.K.
What's really at stake in awarding a character prize to the French satirical weekly?
Or, why all great writers are conservative
Victor Rodack dreamed of visiting Israel. In 1967, he found an unusual way to make his dream a reality.
Historian Jonathan Sarna discusses the Great Emancipator’s ties to a chiropodist, military men, and other Jews
Stories for Passover about slavery, freedom, family… and lice