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
The rise and fall of Isaac Rosenfeld, Saul Bellow’s great rival
Building a memorial always brings fraught politics, especially on a hilltop in Rwanda
A taste of Shavuot
The volcanoes and other geological events behind Exodus
Jonathan Goldstein tells Bible stories
How Coke got its rabbinic stamp of approval
Jonathan Freedland’s alter ego takes the thriller into new territory
The gripping, improbable, globetrotting story of how Israeli spies caught Adolf Eichmann
In The Believers, Zoë Heller affectionately satirizes a family mired in ideology
An introduction to the beguiling melodies of maftirim
What makes a body Jewish?
A peek inside London fashion with couturier David Sassoon
David Sax celebrates the wonders of rolled beef, tongue, and other deli treats
Annette Ezekiel Kogan tells all about punk-klezmer band Golem’s latest album
Uncovering the lost works of Felix Mendelssohn
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.