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.
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
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
Seven decades ago, the Jews of Rhodes were sent to Auschwitz. Now some descendants are preserving a culture nearly lost.
My Name Is Asher Lev and Disgraced bring to New York stages Jews and Muslims struggling with identity
Nathan Englander’s revealing new play The Twenty-Seventh Man dramatizes Stalin’s murder of gifted Yiddish writers
Artists, particularly in theater, are still plagued by the slur “Gay Commie Jew.” But how did it come about?
A controversial radio play of the famous diary—rejected in 1952 as too Jewish—gets a second airing
The son of Viennese refugees from Hitler, the gifted, menschy composer wrote the ultimate survivor’s song
Acknowledging the comic’s gift to Zappa, Mailer, Roth, and the other macho titans of eccentric 1960s pop
When did the Queen of England, star of the Olympic opening ceremony, become a Jewish grandmother?
The Material World, Dan Fishback’s new musical, uses the Jewish left to ask: Are consumers the new workers?
To understand what comedy today reveals about Jews, look at the jokes gentile comedians tell about us
North Bank Suzhou Creek, a bilingual production set in wartime Shanghai, brings music back to a silent sanctuary
With Nice Work and Porgy and Bess up for 20 Tonys, the Gershwins and Stephen Sondheim talk to Tablet
Native cultural mix inspires work by Israeli choreographers Zvi Gotheiner and Hofesh Schechter
A revival of Yiddish poet H. Leivick’s play reveals a genius at the center of a turn-of-the-century literary scene
The web series ‘Old Jews Telling Jokes’ goes off-Broadway, with shtick, songs, and a script by writer Daniel Okrent
A Broadway revival of 1960’s The Best Man reveals a prescient take on presidential politics, but from era before Jewish issues played a major role
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
Militant group used child labor to construct underground network in Gaza
The latest in a long tradition of creatively supporting embattled Jews abroad
Snide bias is no substitute for real reporting on complicated stories
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.