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

Levantine lives, stone synagogues, faithful feminists, minority Muslims, and Jewish jokes

On the Bookshelf

Fusion confusion: comics by journalists, Lutheran rabbis, Jewish pluralism, and pork hamantaschen

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Literary lives: as the Seder nears, books by tale-tellers, praiseworthy and otherwise

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From the classic to the newfangled: haggadahs for Seders of every shape, size, and stripe

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Optimists, pessimists, realists, and the disheartened: new books on Israel

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Bedeviled: when conscience rebels against the dictates of tradition

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Behind the pink tallis: thoughts on Jewish womanhood from Thomas Edison to Gwyneth Paltrow

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Italian sojourns: from medieval kabbalists to 20th-century refugees

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From Hodu to Kush: anticipating Purim with books on Persian food, lust-filled kings, and biblical heroines

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There are Jews everywhere: books on American Jewish communities from Washington, D.C., to Albuquerque, and others on American Jewish educators

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