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Did the Rebbe Identify Himself as the Messiah—and What Do His Hasidim Believe Today?

Twenty years after his death, the legacy of the Lubavitcher leader—‘the Prince of our generation’—is still a matter of heated debate

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The Lubavitcher Rebbe Died 20 Years Ago Today. Who Was He?

Two new biographies attempt to describe the Chabad leader, but can we ever fathom his ultimate aloneness?

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Nextbook Press Authors in the News

New books and events from contributors to the Jewish Encounters Series

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After Passover, Counting the Omer With Mussar

Embracing a simple, rewarding practice devoted to Jewish moral conduct

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Dispatch From Chabad’s Kinus Hashluchim

A look at the pressing issues of the annual gathering of Lubavitch rabbis

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We Hereby Claim the Sandwich For the Jews

Hillel’s invention predates that English earl by centuries!

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Sundown: Knesset Passes Anti-Boycott Law

Plus, Obama borrows from Hillel, Mizrahi Manischewitz, and more

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Our Stars, Ourselves

Comment of the Week

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Grover the Jew

Get ready for a new ‘Shalom Sesame’

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Today on Tablet

The Kremlin fights Jew-hating, Sukkot, and more

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2,000-Year-Old Man

Reconsidering Hillel, the legendary rabbi whose distillation of Judaism’s core teachings still applies

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‘A Unifying Force’

Your Vox Tablet preview

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Talking Torture

Rabbi Telushkin answers your questions

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The Honesty of the Convert

Rabbi Telushkin answers your questions

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Write-In

Rabbi Telushkin answers your questions

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Why Jews Are Not For Jesus

Rabbi Telushkin answers your questions

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Today on Tablet

Israel divided unites America, and more

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On One Foot

A new Nextbook Press biography of Hillel makes clear that the rabbi’s words and thoughts—though millennia old—resonate today

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Parts of the Whole

In the reflective period of the High Holidays, Tablet Magazine—together with rabbis and writers—considers the debate over Jewish identity and makes an argument for inclusiveness

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Beyond Repair

Is tikkun olam, the Jewish concept of “healing the world,” as dangerous as David Horowitz says it is?

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The Rabbi Is In

Ask Joseph Telushkin your questions

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The Rabbi Is In

Ask Joseph Telushkin your questions

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The Rabbi Is In

Ask Joseph Telushkin your questions

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Conversion Bill Takes Aim at Diaspora

Our editor returns fire in the NYT

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Top Rabbi

Chabad’s Krinsky is number one; and 49 more

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On the Bookshelf

Beyond Maxwell House: A haggadah roundup

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Hillel: If Not Now, When?

NEW. A bold new look at an iconic religious leader.