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.
A new biography takes a look at Derrida’s philosophy of disillusionment
A leading Catholic theologian offers Judaism some backhanded praise
Integration, occupation, football nation
Rebecca Goldstein discusses Spinoza, the ‘New Atheists,’ and the biggest question of all
A new book explores the rich history of Turkey’s Dönme, Sephardic Jews who converted to Islam in the 1600s
A philosopher and a professional schmoozer discuss the art of conversation
Austen, Dickinson, blintzes, and Prague
The children’s books that traumatized a generation
The controversial leftist Israeli politcal scientist Zeev Sternhell paints a damning, if perhaps uncontextualized, portrait of ‘anti-Enlightenment’ thinkers
Believers and atheists
How Europe’s 19th and early 20th century Jews changed everything
Stanley Moss is either the most religiously profane or profanely religious poet around
In a 1931 novel, Ernst Weiss integrated medicine and literature
Cartoons, both serious and zany
A collection of old world Jewish jokes feels a little funny
The latest in a long tradition of creatively supporting embattled Jews abroad
Snide bias is no substitute for real reporting on complicated stories
Food truck and Cupcake Wars finalist rails against ‘Zionist pigs’ on Twitter
Applying U.S. lessons of counterinsurgency to the current crisis in Gaza
Former Met Council chief stole more than $7 million from Jewish charity
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?
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.