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
Israel fears a crisis in Egypt, but the U.S. remains calm. How did these allies come to see things so differently?
Sages in a superstitious age accepted the existence of invisible devils and the use of magic to render them visible
The son of Viennese refugees from Hitler, the gifted, menschy composer wrote the ultimate survivor’s song
Palestinians in the diaspora are thriving, so what exactly is preventing success in the West Bank and Gaza?
Our book critic dives into Daf Yomi’s daily regimen expecting a law code, but instead finds a chain of questions
When did the Queen of England, star of the Olympic opening ceremony, become a Jewish grandmother?
Jews have pioneered the premium ice cream craze for 40 years, from Häagen-Dazs to Ben & Jerry’s and beyond
Forget the Olympics and going for the gold. Books about baseball show kids why it’s OK—even good—not to win.
The Material World, Dan Fishback’s new musical, uses the Jewish left to ask: Are consumers the new workers?
The fall of Assad’s pro-Iranian regime is a net gain for the U.S., even if what replaces it isn’t a reliable ally
Anxious about sending your kids to camp? Don’t just fret—sing along to some of your favorite songs.
Floating Rice’s name as a possible vice president shows the Romney campaign’s lack of foreign-policy smarts
A birthday visit with M.H. Abrams, peer of Trilling, teacher of Bloom, and editor of the Norton Anthology
The ketubah—the prenup’s antecedent—proves that, although love is ephemeral, a signature is forever
A thrift shop in New York’s East Village holds the story of my kids’ early years, and of a changed neighborhood
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.