‘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
He’s got sole, and more in today’s news
For surge of right-wing violence?
Reassurances to Israel, Yads for sale, and more from the morning papers
The trouble with conservative critiques of Obama’s Cairo speech
Obama can’t claim credit for Islamic party’s mistakes
Obama’s push for peace, Bibi’s peace plan, and more in the morning papers
What’s the right temperature for remembrance?
Drunk American kids visiting Israel discuss Obama, embarrassingly.
The verdict on Obama’s Cairo speech, plus more from the morning papers.
Obama in Cairo, and more from the morning papers.
Ehud Barak, Barack Obama, and British academics in today’s papers.
Was Moses the Bernie Madoff of his time?
With millions visiting D.C., a few had to crash on the JCC’s floor
Some advice on leadership from the original man in charge
Dispatches from eight Sabbath services on the eve of Barack Obama’s inauguration
We decided to start sleep training my son, and then the war broke out
Hopes for a ceasefire quashed by renewed hostilities
Chabad crashes Comic-Con
New York, NYRB and Andrew Sullivan promulgate problematic claim
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
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