‘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
Plus more avian espionage, and more in the news
In Notes on a Century, the historian is still optimistic about a ‘great civilization’ in the Muslim world
Plus Paul’s delegates, Hitler’s vices, and more
Plus Manna that travels with you, a Swiss shul, and more
‘Time 100′ suggests closer Turkish-Qatari, GOP-Bibi ties
I went to Syria to photograph the rebellion. But when the army took aim at the village where I was staying, I escaped to Turkey with 100 refugees.
The real tests are yet to come.
Diplomacy has failed in Syria. What next?
The charming, 85-year-old Istanbul poet and painter Habib Gerez buries his Turkish-Jewish heritage in a country where Jewish artists are not accepted
Plus Hezbollah in hot water, and more in the news
Plus Iran doesn’t want talking in Turkey, and more in the news
Plus what the Syrian rebels should do next, and more in the news
In August, the president called for Bashar al-Assad to step down. But the U.S. hasn’t sent arms to the opposition. To understand why, look to Russia.
Plus the U.S. Navy increases Gulf presence, and more
Frayed relations could perhaps be restored with appeal to interests, Syria
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