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.
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
The late Rabbi Yoel Teitelbaum and his disciples’ interpretation of his decisions and actions during the Holocaust
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
As Hershey’s pushes its new chocolate spread, longstanding Israeli brand Hashachar Ha’Oleh may finally boost its U.S. sales
As our Talmud column returns, debates over Oral Law range from the existential to the mundane
The commemorative day is confusing and arbitrary. Let’s find a more meaningful alternative.
Seven months into a seven-and-a-half-year study cycle, book critic Adam Kirsch is hooked—and flummoxed
Do today’s Seders exist to remember the past, or did past events occur so that they could be remembered later?
The range of problems and the variety of answers in the study of Oral Law lead to new pathways of reasoning
To overcome fated lives, the Talmud’s rabbis argued, perform virtuous acts according to Torah
As mainstream acceptance grows—along with membership—gay congregations face unexpected questions
A new iPhone game turns the Bible’s most detailed book into fast-paced, educational entertainment
In a congregation that didn’t focus on God, I discovered the value of reciting prayers I don’t believe
Rabbis left enforcement of their Talmudic decrees to communal standards and voluntary commitment
When is a tent just a tent and not like a bed or a hat? To update Jewish laws, the rabbis reasoned by analogy.
Stories about hidden identity, vegetarianism, and getting plastered, from four young comedy writers
Women’s Purim costumes have gotten skimpier and sexier. I tried to buck the trend, but it didn’t go well.
You wouldn’t expect that the tractate on Shabbat would be the place to discuss circumcision. You’d be wrong.
Talmudic rabbis debate the reach of permissions and prohibitions, and Jews are rewarded for virtuous behavior
Spielberg’s 1977 sci-fi epic is loaded with portents, but what do they mean?
The answer isn’t in the skewed number of casualties or mismatched weaponry
Civil disobedience act targeted the Friends of the IDF office in Times Square
Trolls come out strong for the Jews
As protestors’ rhetoric heats up across Europe, many Jews feel safer in Israel
Flights halted for 24 hours after Hamas rocket lands near Ben Gurion airport
Oron Shaul was in the armored personnel carrier hit by Hamas rocket Sunday
IDF forces say they’ve uncovered more than 23 tunnels and 66 access points
Another anti-Israel rally in Europe devolves into anti-Semitism
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.