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
The hit period-specific PBS drama glosses over a crucial detail of 1920s England: anti-Semitism
This week, the rabbis ask if two half-sins equal a whole one. In what part of a sin is sinfulness located?
Don’t pay someone else to teach your children etiquette. Just start early—and make them write thank-you notes.
Will Putin’s ban on adoptions finally help U.S. officials grasp the nature of Russia’s political leadership?
Reflecting on a rough 2012, the Tattler suggests we all resolve to do the best we can with what we’ve got
Jewish teaching and public health agree: Vaccinate your kids. What should be done about the opt-outers?
From Les Miz to anti-Semitic Elmo, the year’s top 10 most Tattler things—none of them (sadly) NSFW
Gun-rights advocates cite Nazi laws in their defense of the Second Amendment. Is the comparison fair?
This week, the Talmud’s rabbis explore possible holy day violations to determine the nature of the sinner
My family never observed Christmas, but we did mark the holiday every year, with our own recipes
In this week’s Talmud study, Jewishness is not just moral and theological matters. It is a way of life.
Rachel Weisz’s happy life with Daniel Craig makes Jewish men wonder if they can ever be good enough
Video: How to fry up a batch of perfect potato pancakes this Hanukkah—and don’t forget the applesauce
This week, Talmudic rabbis seek righteousness in the Bible’s tales of vice, weakness, and human frailty
From pirates to dinosaurs, superheroes to baseball, the best of the year’s Jewish-themed children’s books
Arab frustration at Hamas has exposed changing attitudes towards Israel
Accused Auschwitz and Buchenwald guard had been living in Philadelphia
Is the White House using the agency to push its own agenda?
Palestinian and Israeli inmates take cover alongside guards when sirens blare
In To Rise Again at a Decent Hour, an atheist dentist seeks Jewish community
Druze leader of Golani brigade returns to unit after being wounded by rocket
Placing blame for an IDF casualty on a free trip to Israel is irresponsible
Third Israeli civilian killed in rocket attack; Palestinian death count passes 600
Manuel Valls shows political courage, becomes a hero to Jews worldwide
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.