‘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
Policies proposed by Mitt Romney, especially on education, are antithetical to fairness and compassion
Is there a Jewish equivalent to the translation of sacred to political?
Evangelical Christians send students around the world to help the needy. Jews should do the same, extending tikkun olam beyond our community.
The leftist Israeli magazine +972 wants to sound the alarm on a Jewish state it believes is destroying itself
As Zionism is under siege and Israelis increasingly see their country as divinely ordained, it’s important to remember that the Jewish state is the result not of a miracle but of historical forces and hard work
Defending Wiesenthal, not healing the world, and more
Is tikkun olam, the Jewish concept of “healing the world,” as dangerous as David Horowitz says it is?
A Manhattan couple repairs the world—five kids at a time
Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist unites more than just two cute teens
A Hadassah member attends her first event
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
The latest in a long tradition of creatively supporting embattled Jews abroad
Snide bias is no substitute for real reporting on complicated stories
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