McStrategy

George Friedman built a private, subscription-based CIA. But is his intel any good?

Jieuxs on Parade

Photos of the Jewish-themed Mardi Gras groups, the Krewe du Jieux and the Krewe du Mishigas

The Krewes and the Jews

New Orleans’s two Jewish-themed krewes offer a tongue-in-cheek take on the Mardi Gras festivities

We Tried to Warn Obama

Rabbi Michael Lerner emails to call out the president, in the cause of tikkun olam

Sex, Lies, and Audiotape

A collection of our stories on the scandal surrounding Rabbi Leib Tropper

Drop Dead, Jimmy Carter

The emailed rant that’s been making the forwarded-by-relatives rounds

Among Friends

Leib Tropper spent his way into the rabbinic elite—and, even after his fall, those other rabbis are unwilling to condemn him

Prodigal Son

A look at Guma Aguiar, who with his uncle bankrolled a New York rabbi trying to control the standards for conversion to Judaism

Converted

When Shannon Orand asked Rabbi Leib Tropper to help her study to become a Jew, he asked for sexual favors in return, she says

Tale of the Tapes

Orand’s dirty phone calls with the man she says is Tropper

Con Game

How a New York rabbi tried to remake the rules on converting to Judaism, until a sex tape—and a family feud between his wealthy backers—brought him down

Lieberman’s Betrayal

That’s no way for a Jew to act, Senator

‘Eight Days,’ the Reactions

On Tablet and elsewhere, readers respond to ‘Eight Days of Hanukkah’

‘Eight Days of Hanukkah’

How Orrin Hatch came to write a Hanukkah song for Tablet Magazine

Palin’s Rapture

Should we be upset over her support for Israel?

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