‘You do not have the right to invoke my people’s struggle for your shoddy purposes’
A week visiting my family in Israel
Shmuley Boteach—rabbi, sexpert, Michael Jackson pal—has led many lives. But none of them can obliterate his past.
With the No. 1 album in America, the parodist proves yet again the full depth of his genius
Tablet Original Fiction: Angela loves Paul loves Claire loves Adam loves Angela
Richard Linklater’s Boyhood is the best film of 2014, and one of the least Jewish movies ever made
Irving Finkel, an expert on ancient Mesopotamia, decodes a Babylonian tablet and traces its path to the Book of Genesis
I don’t talk like my fellow Torontonians because I was raised inside the ‘Bathurst Bubble,’ the city’s Jewish community
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
Those who ran to help in Boston embody the ideal of ‘walking in God’s ways’
The battered Israeli left can advance its agenda only if it learns to stop fearing religion and embrace the notion of the Chosen People
It’s the time of year for apologies, but not everyone has forgiveness on their mind. An argument for not saying sorry until God does.
She really does have it all
How will Jewish voters respond?
A frigid winter, a sick dog, and an iPhone app called Pocket God prompt thoughts of John Calvin and an escape to the Caribbean. But can paradise make reality any less miserable?
Plus Mrs. God, and more
David Hazony argues that the Decalogue is as relevant today as it’s ever been
Starting the Torah cycle anew and reckoning with Moses’ unfulfilled desire to reach the promised land
A haftorah of breaking down and sobering up
Little people, big questions
Stanley Moss is either the most religiously profane or profanely religious poet around
New study says when we talk about God, we mean ourselves
Terry Eagleton interviewed by JTS’s Arnie Eisen
By rejecting Maimonides’ God, ‘New Yorker’ writer says
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