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
An a cappella mash-up we didn’t need, but don’t entirely mind
Opponents of the Hagel nomination write President Obama a letter
Plus Christine Quinn weighs the pros and cons of a Koch endorsement
Plus the Pentagon reverses ban on women in combat
Plus the Treasury Department warns about Iran avoiding sanctions
How the role of defense secretary is being defined
A question after Barak/Panetta, new sanctions, and Romney/Bibi
The White House’s line—that a strike can only delay the program—is an attempt to downplay our military capability
Some analysts say the White House leaked details of Israel’s alleged attack plan to discourage the Jewish state. Others call the idea ‘absurd.’
Weighing the evidence at the end of AIPAC week
Mixes technical military talk with light schtick
The Israeli leadership is at war with itself over Iran: In one corner, Bibi Netanyahu and Ehud Barak. In the other, former Mossad chief Meir Dagan.
How much of the bluster is just rhetoric?
Plus Meshaal in Amman, elections in Israel, and more in the news
A rickety economy and nuclear progress make war more likely
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.