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.
Richard Linklater’s Boyhood is the best film of 2014, and one of the least Jewish movies ever made
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
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.
Talmudic rabbis, like us, can only study the course of history for the elusive signs of God’s intentions
Plus notes on Barenboim’s concert, and more
Plus Gaza strikes, Debbie Friedman, and more in the news
What if Mark Zuckerberg went on Birthright?
And where you can attend a reading
The northern problem, Birthright, and more
‘The Ethicist’ weighs in!
The limits of a cross-denominational partnership aimed at helping Jewish educators
Plus long-planned settlements, R.I.P. Exodus captain, and more
Philanthropist likes Birthright as bulwark against intermarriage
CBN chief promoted Messianic Judaism, which Birthright claims to reject
In new commercial for Israel study program
And into Israel, seeing sights, meeting with pols, and bugging a kabbalah macher.
In new ‘Diplomatic Fellowship’ program
Passport stamps, tales of two birthrights, and more in the news
Plus, a beer becomes a man and crankiness becomes a disease
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.