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
Troubling news from Sweden, Denmark, and Finland
Far-right French leader has got some repenting to do
A lawsuit against New York’s ‘oral suction’ law is misguided—and would backfire against the ultra-Orthodox
Consent forms will be required for ‘metzitzah b’peh’
If Prince Harry’s parents bucked the royal tradition of using mohels, will it inflame the circumcision war?
American Academy of Pediatrics approves the procedure in new statement
Following June’s controversial court ruling a doctor sues a rabbi
A growing attachment to the male umlaut
Germany’s challenge to Jewish tradition focuses on individual rights, but what about our bodies’ sanctity?
Michael Bloomberg enters the Metzitzah B’peh fray
Plus Syria only gets worse, and more in the news
Plus all is well in the Sinai!, Dylan the master thief, and more
Plus when did *she* grow to be so tall? and more
At the forefront of Ukrainian circumcision needs
Plus, circumcision initiative may be removed from S.F. ballot, and more in the news
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.