‘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
Play along at home with Tablet’s reporters in Washington.
No, and some pundits are distorting a pro-Israel resolution to say so
Plus the meaning of the Yair Lapid/Naftali Bennett alliance
No, probably not. But the developments are compelling.
Plus will conscription keep Yesh Atid out of the government?
I’ll give you a hint, it wasn’t Chavez
Israel restores ties with UN Human Rights Council
According to report, Bibi’s close adviser may take reins from Michael Oren
U.S. will strike Iran in 4-5 months if progress isn’t made
And other questions we never thought we’d ask
Apparently rural American whites prefer Ahmadinejad to Obama
Four staff members, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya, killed
When I lectured my friends about Obama’s stance on Israel, I ended up alienating—not enlightening—them
How history lost Judah P. Benjamin, the most prominent American Jew of the 19th century
The world’s largest democracy is now the second-largest purchaser of Iranian crude. Why is the West standing by as India exploits sanctions?
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