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
Today on Tablet
In his first U.S. interview, Yitzhak Levanon, Israel’s ambassador to Egypt, recalls the 13-hour riot that led to the evacuation of his embassy
Plus Weprin loses, probe calls blockade illegal, and more in the news
Peace process breakdown weakens the U.S.
Has Netanyahu prepared his country for this trying moment?
Lucette Lagnado’s first memoir was dominated by her colorful father. In The Arrogant Years, she plumbs the heartbreaking life of her mother.
Does this mean Israel should apologize?
Plus Turkish tensions, occupied Sinai, and more in the news
Plus Iran offers limited nuclear deal, Egypt shuts down tunnels, and more in the news
A newly empowered citizenry looks northward
Press release of the day
Mossad continues its top-secret ‘Operation Moo’
This will surely end well
Recent tensions only reveal fundamental shared interests. Hopefully.
Plus A’jad being A’jad, China picks a side, 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.