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?

The Anti-Anti-Semite

Hannah Rosenthal, the State Department’s new anti-Semitism envoy, discusses her plans, Israel, and Abe Foxman

Slips of the Tongue

What the use of Yiddish phrases can tell us about contemporary American Jewry

Dynasty

A New York exhibition celebrates three generations of Morgenthaus

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