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
What is the Palestinian prime minister driving at?
Why the carrots are really sticks
Plus the Moses Herzog of terrorists, and more in the news
The Palestinian ambassador to Washington sees a role for the American Jewish community in creating a Palestinian state
Plus a contemporary cause on ancient walls, and more in the news
Israel’s controversial new oath of allegiance reflects the reality of sectarian politics in the Middle East
Plus Palestinian studies at Columbia, and more
But who is a Jew? A morning with Danny Ayalon
Plus Peres and Barak paint the town red, and more
Salam Fayyad, the West’s favorite Palestinian
Fayyad’s police, playing on Kol Nidre, and more
Sending you off with extra material
Why Iran fears the peace process
Hope springs eternal, but could it be for real this time?
Where the problematic ‘Fayyad Plan’ fits
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.