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
Gaza leadership gains power in Hamas, and more in the news
Nissim Ezekiel, born in Bombay and schooled in London, wrote in English from India about familiar but foreign cultures
Plus Egyptian Islamists flailing, and more in the news
Plus Merah dies, Gates calls Iran attack ‘a catastrophe,’ and more in the news
The world’s largest democracy is now the second-largest purchaser of Iranian crude. Why is the West standing by as India exploits sanctions?
Plus sanctions cause India to stop buying Iranian oil, and more in the news
Plus New York City could be another target, and more in the news
Details on the car bomb that injured two in New Delhi, India
Plus, Alan Gross’ assignment, the recovery rabbi, and more in the news
But U.N. action is unlikely, and more in the news
A less-explored aspect of the Mahatma’s life
The Julia Roberts blockbuster—and the Elizabeth Gilbert memoir it’s based on—get the prayer part all wrong
Sarah Silverman pees like a Jew, and more
Part 3: At Woodstock Village, the three Israelis get some room to work things out
The peace-processors sour, golden Goa, 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.