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
Tempestuous, cold, and intensely private, Elsa Morante considered herself a genius. Are others finally starting to agree?
The rise and fall of the synagogue organ
What’s it like to discover that your great-uncle was a mobster?
In the 1930s, boxing was more infused with politics than ever before
Unearthing the history of discrimination in the Ivy League
How Bee Season lost its sting on the screen. Plus: An audio interview with author Myla Goldberg.
Jacques de Lacretelle won praise when he wrote in Dreyfus’ shadow, but today his portrait of a prep-school peer looks grotesque.
Examining Maimonides with Sherwin Nuland
Pissarro’s great-grandson on the artist and his long creative dialogue with Cezanne
Faith-based acting taken to new heights
Lionel Trilling was a classicist who did not believe in creativity’s lower depths. So what did he see in Isaac Babel?
Aaron Hamburger’s Americans abroad are not so innocent
Why is Mike Leigh’s family drama less powerful than Everybody Loves Raymond?
When girls want to know how Stacy Friedman’s bat mitzvah compares with my own, I need to be armed with answers.
Fagin’s dearest companions have been villains and thieves. This time Roman Polanski makes him a victim.
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.