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
My son’s pyromaniacal tendencies, Bibi, and bedtime stories that go awry
Part 3 of 3: Visiting Amsterdam and learning to love the Jewish version of the Eurovision Song Contest
Part 2 of 3: A chilly visit to Amsterdam’s Portuguese Synagogue and an awkward one to Anne Frank’s Secret Annex
Part 1 of 3: Returning to Amsterdam, scene of my post-college-crisis memoir, Everything Is Going To Be Great, to explore its Jewish history
Hebrew Union’s exhibit of quilts and other textiles highlights an unheralded art and its spiritual messages
A year in the life of Luzer Twersky, a 23-year-old former Satmar who left hasidism behind
Joseph, the hero of this week’s parasha, could teach Wikileaks’ Julian Assange a thing or two about personal responsibility
As Hanukkah’s end nears, a cheeky guide to some last-minute gift possibilities
David Hazony argues that the Decalogue is as relevant today as it’s ever been
A feverish love of collecting masked a family’s shameful truth: There was no money.
Israelis, as a new survey shows, could learn a thing or two from the Joseph of this week’s parasha
A writer finds echoes of the Holocaust wherever he turns
A well-oiled selection of Hanukkah fare—from a new twist on latkes to salads and savory ‘gelt’
Part II: As Hanukkah approaches, a look at the year’s best Jewish books for older kids
If we’ve learned anything from Joseph, the hero of this week’s parasha, we must demand justice for Israeli spy Mordechai Vanunu
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 NYC 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?
Palestinian and Israeli inmates take cover alongside guards when sirens blare
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.