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Al Goldstein’s Brash, Brazen Legacy

Remembering the outlandish ‘Screw’ publisher one year after his death

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Discovering the Lust in a Religious Man’s Heart

When I found pornography in my Talmudic mentor’s desk, I felt betrayed. What did it say about him—or about all of us?

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Rabbi Charged in Major Child Pornography Bust

At least 70 others, including a police officer, nabbed in federal investigation

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Remembering ‘Screw’ Publisher Al Goldstein

The original ‘bad Jewish boy’ has died at 77

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Four-Letter Words: Why Jews Have Led the Making and Defense of Obscenity in America

Does sexually graphic material help Jewish continuity? ‘Unclean Lips’ argues for the unseemliness of Bruce, Roth, and their ilk.

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On Porn Stars and Nice Jewish Boys

This week in Jewcy, our partner site

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Susan Sontag Tells All

The newly published second volume of the great critic’s journals reveals her transformation from hedonistic revolutionary to elitist enforcer

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Sundown: Ross Is Leaving Administration

Plus Kreayshawn, Arrington, and other Jews you may know of

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California Dream

A nice Jewish boy with an Ivy League degree tells his parents that he has moved to L.A. to make porn. An excerpt from the memoir American Gangbang.

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Top Pinto Aide Connected to Bootlegged Porn

Rabbi’s adviser and translator moved DVDs from Montreal

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Sundown: Jews Come to Japanese Aid

Plus hip prayer shawls, McCain calls for Pollard’s release, and more

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My Son, the Pornographer

By the 1960s, Playboy and its founder had become household names. But while Hugh Hefner was out making his brand synonymous with the good life, a team of Jewish editors made his magazine one of the liveliest, sexiest, and most progressive reads around.

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A New Kind of Israel Tour

Gay porn star’s itinerary is inspired by his films

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Men Like Jewish Women, Especially if They’re Naked

‘Details’ uncovers shocking trend

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Today on Tablet

Jews in porn, imams on Ellis Island, and more

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Great Exxxpectations

Israeli studs make a new kind of porno

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Winner Take All

When politics trumps porn

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King of the Forest

The Viennese pornographer turned critic who dreamed up Bambi