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
Two new biographical sketches depict the great recluse as agent of growth, emblem of permanent adolescence, and cipher
Plus Salinger’s letters show the real Jerry
J.D. Salinger’s most famous book has its birthday
Today on Tablet
Reading books like Franny and Zooey as a child in California made Jews seem an exotic minority. In New York, they seem like any old hegemony.
Plus an evening with Salinger, and more
Do Jews no longer push cultural buttons?
Plus the mumps hit, meowing in Auschwitz, and more
In the Glass family apartment, Jewish pork, Davos Shabbos, and more
Salinger may have predated Roth, but he was also a step ahead
Plus J.D.’s Jewishness Unease, blustery Dubai, and more
Remembering Salinger, paled pictures from the Pale, and more
In New England, Salinger could be a puritanical scold and a back-to-nature Buddhist Jew
‘The Catcher in the Rye’ author was Jewish
Soloveitchik, Céline, Salinger, and more
Arab frustration at Hamas has exposed changing attitudes towards Israel
Accused Auschwitz and Buchenwald guard had been living in Philadelphia
Is the White House using the agency to push its own agenda?
Palestinian and Israeli inmates take cover alongside guards when sirens blare
In To Rise Again at a Decent Hour, an atheist dentist seeks Jewish community
Druze leader of Golani brigade returns to unit after being wounded by rocket
Placing blame for an IDF casualty on a free trip to Israel is irresponsible
Third Israeli civilian killed in rocket attack; Palestinian death count passes 600
Manuel Valls shows political courage, becomes a hero to Jews worldwide
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.