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.
With the No. 1 album in America, the parodist proves yet again the full depth of his genius
Tablet Original Fiction: Angela loves Paul loves Claire loves Adam loves Angela
Richard Linklater’s Boyhood is the best film of 2014, and one of the least Jewish movies ever made
I don’t talk like my fellow Torontonians because I was raised inside the ‘Bathurst Bubble,’ the city’s Jewish community
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.
How to reconcile religious prohibitions on autopsies with the need to determine a cause of death
A novel excerpt examines the desperation of a family in need of a kidney
Freud and his theories on the inheritance of Jewishness
From the archives: The neverending fetishistic fascination with Jews and intelligence
The recession has hit the rabbinate, too. How are the newly ordained—and laid-off veterans—handling the rabbi glut?
As fights over textbooks simmer, Jewish groups enter the fray
As the CDC considers recommending circumcision, a look at the history and purpose of the procedure
After a young woman’s 1871 death, the press took aim at an immigrant from Plotsk
The school where Orthodox Israeli women learn to be filmmakers
Israeli studs make a new kind of porno
Janice Erlbaum tells the story of an old Yiddish song and modern-day sex workers
Immunization fears lead to another outbreak among New York’s ultra-Orthodox
Golem, welcome to Williamsburg
A look at Abraham Hochman, 19th-century Lower East Side clairvoyant
The volcanoes and other geological events behind Exodus
The Shallowest, Least Thoughtful Commentators of the Week
An excerpt from I Thought I Meant More to You Than That, by Cynthia Orgel
Rips into Hamas, Selena Gomez
After seven years in Portland, departing with a mix of sadness and hope
We’re hiring two paid, part-time editorial interns
Operation Protective Edge enters its 18th day
Militant group used child labor to construct underground network in Gaza
The latest in a long tradition of creatively supporting embattled Jews abroad
Snide bias is no substitute for real reporting on complicated stories
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.