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.
Richard Linklater’s Boyhood is the best film of 2014, and one of the least Jewish movies ever made
As a new bride-to-be, I can’t look away from tonight’s episode of the reality TV series starring Andi Dorfman
Tablet Original Fiction: a scientist chases a meteorite, and finds a message from God
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.
Talmudic rabbis, like us, can only study the course of history for the elusive signs of God’s intentions
Backed by music exec Jeff Ayeroff, composer Hillel Tigay tries to recreate the sounds of the ancient Temple
Meet the genius Jewish rapper from Queens who isn’t up for a Grammy, but should be, and will be
The influence of Vladimir Vysotsky, who would have been 75 this week, reaches far beyond his homeland
The top 10 Christmas songs written by Jews, from ‘Silver Bells’ to ‘Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow’
A tribute to the free-associating genius of the Silver Jews, whose work has flowed in and out of my life
With the new Broadway musical A Christmas Story, songwriter Benj Pasek continues a storied tradition
Phil Spector and Leonard Cohen’s incredible album, released 35 years ago, is a time capsule of American pop music
On the anniversary of the Beatle’s assassination, turning to his wild, controversial biographer for enlightenment
John Zorn’s Tzadik record label compiles the radical work of the 1980s New York jazz group Hasidic New Wave
Between stops on a world tour, Alisa Weilerstein remembers the late Elliott Carter and plays us some Bach
If a society’s vitality is evidenced by the pulse of its dance music, then there’s hope for Israel
How Itay Lukach and YouTube defeated the bombast of Subliminal to revive Israeli rap
Yossi Green, the Satmar-raised composer who found inspiration in Roberta Flack, writes Jewish spirituals
Shlomo Carlebach, who died 18 years ago this week, was a reflection of the pain of post-Holocaust Jewry
The maestro slams artistic boycotts and Israel’s Palestinian stance as his Philharmonic visits Carnegie Hall
Arab frustration at Hamas has exposed changing attitudes towards Israel
Accused Auschwitz and Buchenwald guard had been living in Philadelphia
Is the White House using the agency to push its own agenda?
Palestinian and Israeli inmates take cover alongside guards when sirens blare
In To Rise Again at a Decent Hour, an atheist dentist seeks Jewish community
Druze leader of Golani brigade returns to unit after being wounded by rocket
Placing blame for an IDF casualty on a free trip to Israel is irresponsible
Third Israeli civilian killed in rocket attack; Palestinian death count passes 600
Manuel Valls shows political courage, becomes a hero to Jews worldwide
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.