Among Friends

Leib Tropper spent his way into the rabbinic elite—and, even after his fall, those other rabbis are unwilling to condemn him

Cold Desert Nights

Is the Obama administration putting the U.S.-Saudi relationship on ice?

Prodigal Son

A look at Guma Aguiar, who with his uncle bankrolled a New York rabbi trying to control the standards for conversion to Judaism

Converted

When Shannon Orand asked Rabbi Leib Tropper to help her study to become a Jew, he asked for sexual favors in return, she says

Tale of the Tapes

Orand’s dirty phone calls with the man she says is Tropper

Con Game

How a New York rabbi tried to remake the rules on converting to Judaism, until a sex tape—and a family feud between his wealthy backers—brought him down

Rip Van Sharon

Considering the former prime minister, after he’s spent four years in a coma

Lieberman’s Betrayal

That’s no way for a Jew to act, Senator

Big Man

The Coney Island attraction who made wrestling history

‘Eight Days,’ the Reactions

On Tablet and elsewhere, readers respond to ‘Eight Days of Hanukkah’

‘Eight Days of Hanukkah’

How Orrin Hatch came to write a Hanukkah song for Tablet Magazine

The Pragmatist

Is Salam Fayyad the Palestinian Ben-Gurion?

Palin’s Rapture

Should we be upset over her support for Israel?

Game Face

A visit to the ladies who determine the dos and don’ts of mah jongg

The Negotiator

Stephen P. Cohen weighs in on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

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