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Manhattan's Biggest Menorah Mystery, Solved

tabletmag.com — Ever wonder about that massive menorah perched on an office building terrace at Fifth Avenue and 48th Street during Hanukkah? You can see it from the street; the Hanukkiah sits on the 14th floor of 589 Fifth Avenue, overlooking one of the busiest stretches of Manhattan. To the family it belongs ...

NBA's New Orleans Pelicans Drop Israeli Player Gel Mekel

tabletmag.com — Gal Mekel, the second Israeli to play in the NBA, is once again without a team. Dropped by the Dallas Mavericks after only one season at the end of October, the Tel Aviv-born point guard seemed to still have a few promising options. In early November, though, his deal with the Indiana Pacers fell th...

The Myth of Jewish Hollywood’s Collaboration With the Nazis

tabletmag.com — It's a shocking revelation, first reported in Tablet magazine: During the 1930s, Hollywood's movie studios secretly collaborated with the Nazis. The Jewish moguls, taking their orders from Berlin, suppressed anti-Nazi scripts, cut every positive reference to Jews out of their films, and released one "pro-fascist film after another."
Dec 19, 2014

RT @selfstyledsiren: Reminder: Sony fiasco doesn't make Ben Urwand's "The Collaboration" any less shoddy & tendentious than it was before. …

The Letters of Norman Mailer Reveal a Turbulent Male Ego, and Not Much More

tabletmag.com — "I don't believe anyone has ever understood my relation to being a Jew," Norman Mailer wrote in 1985. And it is true that, of all the great Jewish writers who emerged to dominate American literature in the postwar era, Mailer is the one whose Jewishness seems least central to his work.
Dec 19, 2014

"It is because he was born Jewish that he had to figure out how to be American" Adam Kirsch on Mailer in @tabletmag tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-an…

'The New Republic' Was F. Scott Fitzgerald's Magazine, Too, Chris Hughes

tabletmag.com — The other day I ran into Peter Beinart, who spent seven years as editor of The New Republic, and I asked him why the magazine's demise was attracting so much attention in the press. I wanted him to say something oracular about The New Republic and its mythic place in American culture.
Dec 18, 2014

This Paul Berman piece how you end up with a newsroom that only looks like you. tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-an…

Dec 18, 2014

One last obit, and then I'll stop, I swear. But you can't not read Paul Berman. tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-an…