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
Toby Perl Freilich’s forthcoming documentary examines the 100-year history of the kibbutz
Novelists Gary Shteyngart and Joshua Cohen discuss their dark visions of the future
David P. Goldman discusses the secrets to Israel’s prominence in classical music
Jewlia Eisenberg and her band channel the fears and desires of ancient Jewish women
An online encyclopedia brings the world of Eastern European Jewry to life
Yiddish Princess takes rock and roll (and Yiddish) to a whole new level
One the eve of the release of his 11th book, spy novelist Alan Furst reflects on his sources of inspiration and his cerebral and wordly—if not always Jewish—protagonists
An art historian tackles the thorny matter of Jews and figurative painting
Paul Berman challenges liberal intellectuals to take a stand against Tariq Ramadan
Shavuot provides the perfect excuse for a cheesecake pilgrimage
The many lives of ‘Jerusalem of Gold,’ an Israeli anthem
Frank Schiffman made the Apollo Theater into the premier venue for African American musicians
In a new memoir, Mark Oppenheimer recounts how competitive debate saved his youth
In Assaf Gavron’s new novel, an apathetic Israeli and an introspective Palestinian are on a collision course
Yann Martel’s new novel features a donkey, a monkey, taxidermy, and a Holocaust allegory
Palestinian death count reaches 746 as IDF operation enters 17th day
Arab frustration at Hamas has exposed changing attitudes toward 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
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.