‘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
On the annual trip to visit mom, I fought with her, my boyfriend almost drowned, and I didn’t want to leave
A Holocaust survivor, she nurtured me with silence. This Mother’s Day, I’ll mourn for her—quietly.
From Hunger Games to the London Olympics, archery—a Lag B’Omer tradition and great girl-power sport—is hot
For years, I tried to forget my mother’s suicide. Then a yahrzeit notice made me face the past.
Want to make your children hate books forever? Here are some tips to keep them from reading—or, for book-loving parents, pitfalls to avoid
Even as the Harvey Weinstein-produced film Bully falls flat, Jewish schools are trying new programs that do more than simply raise awareness
The command is to never forget the Holocaust—but some survivors wish they could, as late-onset PTSD brings back vivid memories they can’t escape
Selling my eggs to help a childless couple seemed like an easy, uncomplicated way to make money. Then I thought about my own extended family.
Women fought for a ceremony to mark a Jewish girl’s passage into womanhood. Now the ritual’s meaning is often lost amid flashy parties and clothes.
Instead of preaching kindness, we should realize, as the Bible did long ago, that we’re all bullies—and that the best advice is to give in to that reality
Blogger and author Meg Keene tackles the messy reality of wedding planning, from dealing with toxic relatives to facing terminal illness
Children’s book illustrator Tom Seidmann-Freud—Sigmund Freud’s niece—led a short and tragic life, but her surreal, whimsical art endures
Widowed and divorced Orthodox singles who want to give marriage another spin find specially tailored events to help them make a new match
As children get older, they need more privacy—especially if their parents are writers. That’s why you won’t read much about my kids anymore.
Pregnancies are fertile ground for superstition, especially for those who assume their traditions and lucky charms are based in Jewish law
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