‘You do not have the right to invoke my people’s struggle for your shoddy purposes’
A week visiting my family in Israel
Shmuley Boteach—rabbi, sexpert, Michael Jackson pal—has led many lives. But none of them can obliterate his past.
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
Irving Finkel, an expert on ancient Mesopotamia, decodes a Babylonian tablet and traces its path to the Book of Genesis
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
Three subjects—Iran, the Palestinians, and Syria—will surely be the subject of tonight’s dinner in Jerusalem
Why do island nations like Palau and Nauru vote with Israel at the U.N.? Israeli aid has something to do with it.
The Internet says the ruins of the First Temple are in the South Pacific. Matthew Fishbane went to find them.
Should rabbis and other clerics engage in politics? Only, it seems, if they support liberal policies.
It’s becoming impossible to ignore the rumors about Sara Netanyahu’s involvement in her husband’s decisions
Can a group of French students force Twitter to release the names of users posting anti-Semitic tweets?
The Israeli-Syrian border is quiet no more, as armed Islamist rebels pledge to take back the Golan Heights
The latest Miss Israel, Ethiopian-born Yityish Aynaw, says it’s about time a black woman wore the crown
Video: A portrait of Menachem Froman, the peerless Gush Emunim leader who sought ties with Palestinians
A new documentary asks why Israel has overlooked the other Jews who died alongside Yoni Netanyahu
On his first trip abroad, the new secretary of state criticized Erdogan’s comments about Israel. It’s about time.
The rise of Orthodox Jews at AIPAC is an indicator of the community’s growing political involvement and influence
Jewish tradition is weighted definitively against pacifism. But does that mean drone warfare is kosher?
Six prominent thinkers and activists make their case—and their answers may surprise you
With the president and the prime minister otherwise occupied, will this year’s AIPAC confab bring any results?
New York, NYRB and Andrew Sullivan promulgate problematic claim
Nalan Al Sarraj describes the devastation on the ground
An excerpt from Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish
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
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