Shmuley Boteach—rabbi, sexpert, Michael Jackson pal—has led many lives. But none of them can obliterate his past.
Guess how many skyscrapers the terror organization could’ve built instead of tunnels
A visit to Roubaix, home of alleged Jewish Museum killer Mehdi Nemmouche. Second of a five-part series on anti-Semitism in France.
Richard Linklater’s Boyhood is the best film of 2014, and one of the least Jewish movies ever made
As a new bride-to-be, I can’t look away from tonight’s episode of the reality TV series starring Andi Dorfman
Tablet Original Fiction: a scientist chases a meteorite, and finds a message from God
It wasn’t as big as Batman, but ‘Mendy and the Golem’ gave Jewish kids a taste of pop culture—with a rabbinical seal of approval
Seven decades ago, the Jews of Rhodes were sent to Auschwitz. Now some descendants are preserving a culture nearly lost.
Talmudic rabbis, like us, can only study the course of history for the elusive signs of God’s intentions
Shmuel Hasfari’s long-running The Master of the House is a smash hit in Tel Aviv. Can it make it in the O.C.?
Composer Osvaldo Golijov
Sophie Judah’s stories chronicle a vanishing tribe
How a filmmaker turned his movie flop into a groundbreaking book
Eliot Fintushel’s category-defying Yiddish-inflected science fiction
Why isn’t Dayna Kurtz a household name?
Rattled by a sudden lack of indifference
A nonagenarian gives the memoir thing a go, revisiting his hard-knock Lancashire boyhood
Alix Kates Shulman on the creation of an ex-prom queen and protofeminist
A new volume of Hannah Arendt’s writing sheds light on the persistence of anti-Semitism
Matt Beynon Rees creates a new kind of sleuth
How Chagall—”the little Jew from Vitebsk”—became an art star
Daily Show writer Rob Kutner started putting on an annual Purimspiel five years ago. He discusses his rowdy and popular parody with Sara Ivry.
Thirty years ago, Leslie Epstein raised hackles with his fictional take on the Lodz ghetto
Hyman Bloom rose to fame, and fell into obscurity, with his eerie paintings of rabbis, ghosts, and demons
Arab frustration at Hamas has exposed changing attitudes towards Israel
Accused Auschwitz and Buchenwald guard had been living in Philadelphia
Is the White House using the agency to push its own agenda?
Palestinian and Israeli inmates take cover alongside guards when sirens blare
In To Rise Again at a Decent Hour, an atheist dentist seeks Jewish community
Druze leader of Golani brigade returns to unit after being wounded by rocket
Placing blame for an IDF casualty on a free trip to Israel is irresponsible
Third Israeli civilian killed in rocket attack; Palestinian death count passes 600
Manuel Valls shows political courage, becomes a hero to Jews worldwide
How one shy, whistle-blowing intern in an Amsterdam archive uncovered a travesty that insulted a decimated community
Two economists argue that literacy, not laws forbidding land ownership, created a small, widely dispersed and highly skilled minority
Known for right-wing politics, Vladimir Jabotinsky left an equally critical literary legacy. Hillel Halkin looks at it all.