‘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
In Hollywood’s twisted view of hardliners, lessons for our generals, diplomats, and politicians
Viewing Spielberg’s 1993 sci-fi classic through the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s lens
Woody Allen’s 1976 flick is the Jewish actor’s favorite romantic comedy
The prolific nonagenarian appeared in more than 90 films over 60 years
Marvin Hier puts two decades of documentary filmmaking to work—but for what cause?
New Bible-based storyline bound for the big screen
Darren Aronofsky credits Mrs. Fried with the idea for the film, cast her in it
Today on Tablet, Rachel Shukert takes on slavery in the movies
In his Arab-despot farce, Sacha Baron Cohen tries too hard to get under the skin of Arabs, Jews, and Americans
Michael Chabon may finally score a hit as a screenwriter for Disney’s new sci-fi flick John Carter. But will success in Hollywood ruin his fiction?
What makes a Jewish film? To open our 100 Greatest Jewish Films week, critics A.O. Scott and Jody Rosen talk about movies from Abie’s Irish Rose to Zelig.
Tablet Magazine’s ’100 Greatest Jewish Films’ premieres Monday
The women of the film, out of the corner, a generation later
‘Peep World,’ out next week, is sort of maybe worth your time
Natalie Portman, Oscar winner and face of Dior Cherie perfume, condemned Dior designer John Galliano’s anti-Semitic outburst. In 2005, she spoke about her deep Jewishness for the book Stars of David.
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
Militant group used child labor to construct underground network in Gaza
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