Vox Tablet

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This is Vox Tablet, the weekly podcast of Tablet Magazine, the online Jewish arts and culture magazine that used to be known as Nextbook.org. Our archive of podcasts is available on our site, tablet2015.wpengine.com. Vox Tablet, hosted by Sara Ivry, varies widely in subject matter and sound -- one week it's a conversation with novelist Michael Chabon, theater critic Alisa Solomon, or anthropologist Ruth Behar. Another week brings the listener to "the etrog man" hocking his wares at a fruit-juice stand in a Jersualem market. Or into the hotel room with poet and rock musician David Berman an hour before he and his band, Silver Jews, head over to their next gig. Recent guests include Alex Ross, Shalom Auslander, Aline K. Crumb, Howard Jacobson, and the late Norman Mailer.

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Vox Tablet

Vox Tablet
1 For the Love of Suzie Louise: A Christmas Story2015-12-22 05:00:55
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2 My Grandfather, the Secret Policeman2015-09-16 04:00:49
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My Grandfather, the Secret Policeman

Poet and writer Rita Gabis grew up surrounded by grandparents with accents—Russian, Yiddish, Lithuanian. That makes it sound like a familiar Jewish immigrant tale, but it was far from that. While Gabis’s father came from a family of Russian Jews who immigrated to the United States well before WWII, her mother was born in Lithuania. She and her family emigrated in the 1950s. And they were Catholic. As a child, Gabis was vaguely aware that these two different family backgrounds were at odds with each other. It was as an adult, however, that she came to understand that the divide went much deeper, and that her mother’s father, her beloved Senelis as she called him, had been the chief of security police under the Gestapo in a Lithuanian region that was the site of two massacres—one of Jews and one of Poles. In A Guest at the Shooter’s Banquet, Rita Gabis describes her search to understand her grandfather’s role in the war. It was a journey that took her to Lithuania, Poland, and Israel. She joins Vox Tablet host Sara Ivry to discuss what piqued her curiosity about her grandfather’s past, the conflicting messages she got as a child about her identity, and why it was important to break the silence about her grandfather’s past. The post My Grandfather, the Secret Policeman appeared first on Vox Tablet. …read more

3 And Now for Something Completely Different2015-08-03 04:00:28
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4 Aunt Linda’s a Singer2015-06-10 04:00:11
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5 Blum’s Day2015-05-27 04:00:50
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6 A Lullaby for Auschwitz2015-05-13 04:00:05
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7 I Was a Teenage Stowaway2015-04-29 04:00:27
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8 Abraham Lincoln’s Other Minority2015-04-15 04:00:25
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9 We’ll Be Here All Night2015-03-29 02:00:20
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10 The Life and Painting of Mark Rothko2015-03-18 05:00:28
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11 Heroics Aside, the Story of Purim Is the Bible’s Greatest Farce2015-03-04 05:00:34
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12 Convince This Man You’re a Jew, and He’ll Move You to Israel2015-02-19 05:00:44
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13 What’s Love Got To Do With It?2015-02-11 05:00:26
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14 An Abridged Biography of Your Great-Grandfather (Probably)2015-02-06 05:00:15
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15 Roger Cohen Heads to South Africa To Examine His Family’s Itinerancy and Mental Illness2015-01-21 05:00:45
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16 Holy Cow! Three Tales of Bovine Worship2015-01-05 05:00:25
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17 Roz Chast Drags Us Kicking, Screaming, and Laughing, Into the Land of the Infirm2014-12-26 05:00:30
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18 Forget Spelling It: Most of Us Have No Idea What This Holiday Is Even About2014-12-15 05:00:00
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19 Being Ben-Gurion2014-12-08 05:00:06
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20 The Life and Good Times of Norman Lear2014-12-02 05:00:16
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