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.
As preteen pop stars play sexy, it’s time to rethink modesty
In the months before ‘I do,’ romance falls prey to planning
On Valentine’s Day, reflecting on the limits and boundlessness of a father’s love
A haftorah of payment and purity
Amid financial shortfalls and a Conservative crisis, the Jewish Theological Seminary will shutter its cantorial school
Plus-size retail queen Deb Malkin insists that fashion isn’t only for the skinny
A haftorah of gossip and godliness
The national infatuation with pork has reached Jewish cuisine, prohibitions notwithstanding
Friday-night dinner with the machers in Switzerland
Does telling children they’re hated make them mishear lyrics and, eventually, horde Viagra?
How becoming a father drove me away from Judaism—and my daughters into the Episcopal Church
Newly discovered photographs shed light on daily existence in the Pale of Settlement
How to talk to kids about death, in Haiti and at home
A haftorah of women and war
Everything you ever wanted to know about the arboreal holiday
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.