Josh Lambert

Josh Lambert (@joshnlambert), a Tablet Magazine contributing editor and comedy columnist, is the academic director of the Yiddish Book Center, Visiting Assistant Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and author most recently of Unclean Lips: Obscenity, Jews, and American Culture.

On the Bookshelf

Running away: From Mossad-appointed time-travelers to daughters of famous novelists, these summer reads offer a healthy dose of escapism

Love and Death

Long before the Supreme Court deemed violent video games free speech, the 1940s cultural critic Gershon Legman noted Americans’ paradoxical views on sex and violence

On the Bookshelf

Playing music: Books on too-expensive concert tickets, the too-Jewish-sounding Simon and Garfunkel, and the just-Jewish-enough Louis Armstrong

On the Bookshelf

The state of the Jewish state: Activists, artists, and academics—including Jeremy Ben-Ami, Udi Aloni, and Albert Einstein—argue about Israel

On the Bookshelf

On the road: checking in with Jewish life—and Jewish ghosts—in China, Europe, and Latin America

On the Bookshelf

Unzipped: Those who do and those who don’t—frank talk about Jews and sex

On the Bookshelf

Jotted down: letters, diaries, recipes, and other random scribblings

Archive Fever

Why a growing number of today’s young Jewish fiction writers—including two of the finalists for the Sami Rohr Prize being awarded tonight—are grounding their novels in scholarly research

On the Bookshelf

Medieval times: astrologers, kabbalists, illuminations, textualizations, and the evil inclination

On the Bookshelf

Transfigurations: iterations of the Holocaust for Christian teens, boxing enthusiasts, bibliophiles, history buffs, and neo-Sebaldians

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