‘You do not have the right to invoke my people’s struggle for your shoddy purposes’
A week visiting my family in Israel
Shmuley Boteach—rabbi, sexpert, Michael Jackson pal—has led many lives. But none of them can obliterate his past.
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
Irving Finkel, an expert on ancient Mesopotamia, decodes a Babylonian tablet and traces its path to the Book of Genesis
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
What drives the president—the chasm between the world as it is and ought to be—is what drives the Jewish people
A poll shows that 85 percent of American-Israelis went for Romney. But some ask whether they should vote at all.
Are videos featuring Sarah Silverman and Samuel L. Jackson, put out by a Jewish Super PAC, swaying voters?
Prominent Jews like the Harvard lawyer have spent years criticizing Obama. So, why are they endorsing him?
Policies proposed by Mitt Romney, especially on education, are antithetical to fairness and compassion
The Republican remembered for a slur is using his Jewishness to help orchestrate his political comeback
As the presidential election nears, rabbis debate whether partisanship is part of their job description
The murders in Benghazi are the latest in a string of attacks on American diplomats to go unanswered by the U.S.
Thomas Friedman, Elliott Abrams, Walter Russell Mead, and Aaron David Miller advise the next president
Jay Lefkowitz is the Orthodox Jewish advocate in the real-life drama behind Maggie Gyllenhaal’s new film
A lawsuit against New York’s ‘oral suction’ law is misguided—and would backfire against the ultra-Orthodox
The White House’s response to the anti-Islam video is proof of the enduring influence of Edward Said’s ideas
Congregants gathering at the famously liberal B’nai Jeshurun may not know about a dark chapter in its past
Republican and Democratic politicians are reviving a favorite Nazi debating point this election season
David Wolpe insists that delivering a benediction at the Democratic Convention is not a political endorsement
Nalan Al Sarraj describes the devastation on the ground
An excerpt from Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish
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
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