‘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
When I decided that my next book would include a gun, I went to a firing range for the first time—and loved it
Plus snow blankets Jerusalem and much of Israel
As we debate gun policy in the wake of Newtown, we should heed the wisdom of the Jewish sages
Gun-rights advocates cite Nazi laws in their defense of the Second Amendment. Is the comparison fair?
It’s the Jewish state’s gun culture, not its laws, that prevents mass shootings like the one in Connecticut
Ezra Klein and Jeffrey Goldberg weigh in
Stricter gun-control laws won’t prevent the next mass shooting, but better mental-health policies might
If Jews want to influence the public conversation, they must heed the lesson of this week’s parasha—the one about an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.
Group calls gun control ‘racist’
Jewish kids hone their reasoning skills at a gun-rights lecture
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