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 Erev Christmas and conflict with the Vatican, and more in the news
Plus Polanski’s way out, Egypt’s hated wall, and more in the news
Plus ‘Work Will Set You Free’ set free, and more in the news
Plus the pros and cons of trying Demjanjuk, and more in the news
In 1985 letter to Shamir
Plus prisoner swapping, a defiant Iran, and more in the news
Plus relief for survivors, Wizards owner dies, and more in the news
Plus a potential settlement freeze, messiah problems, and more
Shalit’s release could be imminent, plus Palin’s wisdom, scholarly dissent, and more in the news
Increasingly isolated, despairing society, with Shalit as metaphor
Say captured soldier doesn’t follow commandments, shouldn’t be rescued
Video shows captured soldier looking healthy
Prisoners for video, as a first step
Between Fatah and Hamas, that is
Plus Ehud Barak backs settlement freeze, Gilad Shalit writes home, and more
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.