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.
Virtuous Poles, an X-Men villain, Rashi’s daughters, and YA classics
In a searching memoir, a daughter revisits her father’s deceptions
An anthology tries—and fails—to paint Einstein as hostile to Israel
Black-Jewish harmony, sitting shiva, bat mitzvah prep, and more
Before Doctor Zhivago, Pasternak wrote poetry—and about himself
We are all Rashi’s heirs, but what, exactly, is our inheritance?
Crusaders, myths, thrillers, and more
Are Hasidism and Zen Buddhism kindred movements?
A new book amasses the varied tales of those who fled the Third Reich
On writing in Hebrew, Primo Levi, and endless love
How Daniel Mendelsohn’s translations from the Greek illuminate his Jewishness
In his essays, Leonard Michaels worried about the line between art and the profane
What makes a Jew: Family? Community? Books?
An essay collection explores the complexities of Jewish identity
Diasporas, tomatoes, interstellar Zionists, and more
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.