‘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
As the Knesset considers a new national service law, young Arab citizens may be required to pitch in, too
Talking our way into Israel
The intellectual pariah, author of two new books, on Noam Chomsky, BDS, the Holocaust, and Whitney Houston
This week in Jewcy, our partner site
Birthright Israel will take 40,000 young Jews on a free trip to the Jewish state this year. We’re joining them.
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Israel and India, dominant at the World Chess Championship last week, share tourists, trade, and values
Shawn Green will play; Tablet talks to manager Brad Ausmus
Lebanon’s Party of God is feeling heat from certain Shiites, who aren’t eager to serve as human shields again
Even in a raucous sports culture, Betar Jerusalem fans stand out for their racist views and hooliganism
The famed hairdresser, who died Wednesday, fought against British fascists and then for Israel’s independence
Can the women’s antiwar group, active in the anti-Israel BDS effort, turn people against drone warfare?
The medieval Aleppo Codex was safeguarded for centuries in Syria. The problems started when it arrived in Israel.
It’s the children of Irgun fighters who are known as princes of the Israeli right. But Benzion Netanyahu was a scholar, not an underground militant.
New York, NYRB and Andrew Sullivan promulgate problematic claim
Nalan Al Sarraj describes the devastation on the ground
An excerpt from Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish
The Shallowest, Least Thoughtful Commentators of the Week
An excerpt from I Thought I Meant More to You Than That, by Cynthia Orgel
Rips into Hamas, Selena Gomez
After seven years in Portland, departing with a mix of sadness and hope
We’re hiring two paid, part-time editorial interns
Operation Protective Edge enters its 18th day
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