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
The Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act
Two items making the news today
Asher Lopatin succeeds Avi Weiss at an influential seminary, offering a pluralistic version of Orthodoxy
Thanks to the patchwork of laws about same-sex marriage, I got trapped in legal limbo when I wanted a divorce
The Supreme Court will hear some big cases during Passover
The same-sex marriage cases will be heard at the end of next month
A battle over marriage equality spills over into the icing
Plus with Syrian conflict in mind, Israel plans a fence in the Golan Heights
A surprising call for conservatives to stop running against it
A new American portrait emerges
When I got engaged—to another rabbi, and another woman—my grandmother’s approval didn’t come easy
Passes in a landslide
On same-sex marriage, Orthodox Jews should keep the religious and civil separate—as they do on other issues
Plus more power to Bibi, and more
Plus Israeli minister cautions on settlement growth, and more
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.