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
Jeffrey Goldberg and Jeremy Ben-Ami lock shofars
‘Forward’ and J Street folks debate tactics with lefties
Relatedly, senators are inundated with mail
Intellectual expands on essay to Tablet Magazine
Maybe American liberal Zionism simply isn’t worth saving
Defends NYRB piece, which was originally for NYT Mag
Plus a newly uncovered rejection letter, and more in the news
Malcolm Hoenlein has served as the unofficial king of the Jews for the past three decades, but a combination of forces threatens his rule
And struggles to find co-signers
‘Israel Lobby’ co-author names ‘New Afrikaners,’ ‘Righteous Jews’
Plus, the ‘new Afrikaners,’ a murder trial, and a foot robbery
U.S. law as carrot to coax global action
Plus Petraeus denies ‘linkage,’ and more in the news
How the controversy has played in America
Well we do the best we can!
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.