Accepted by the mainstream Jewish community, some gays now feel excluded at New York’s premiere LGBT synagogue
In 2011, Tel Aviv’s Daphni Leef helped ignite the J14 movement for social change. She looks back at what went wrong.
Members of the Kurdish religious sect are under siege in Iraq. Who are they? What do they believe? And what is to be done?
Is Jewish rebellion really a form of submission? Two new novels and one political critic examine apostasy.
To Peter Himmelman, fame was no match for observance, and the music just got better
Historian Alon Confino traces a source of today’s global anti-Semitism to the ethical revolution triggered by Kristallnacht
Whether they’re drawn by social programs, religious practice, or the food, non-Jews have changed the face of the organization
They focus on fairness, community, and social justice—rather than profit. And some of the food is pretty good, too.
In his Jaffa café, London native Danny Phillips hopes that savory, sweet, and vegan pastries can bring Arabs and Jews together
Why Harlan Ellison’s personality overshadows his classic science fiction
Maya Zack’s singular take on home economics
The twisted mind of Otto Weininger
Maya Arad breaks ground as an Israeli writer—by living in America
Fifty years after the publication of Exodus, is it time to let Ari Ben Canaan go?
When it comes to Judd Apatow’s characters, what’s in a name?
How the kids who brought you “Stupid Cupid” changed American music
Communing with Bernard Malamud’s Jewbird
How Stanley Elkin hit his stride
An off-Broadway show pays homage to the queens of comedy
Why an Orthodox novelist shuns Orthodox publishers
A young girl’s account of the Warsaw Ghetto was a big success. Then the diary—and its author—disappeared.
Judith Katzir on the lives of Israeli women, both real and imagined
Alisa Solomon gives us the story behind West Side Story
Emulated by Scorsese and worshipped by Spielberg, Samuel Fuller’s B movies still have the power to stun
One of three Hamas leaders killed in IDF strike led 2006 Gilad Shalit capture
Bronze tribute to be unveiled near the late singer’s Camden home next month
Infamous 1986 spying case plays out in NYC production of The Law of Return
Sophie Masloff, elected in 1988, was also the city’s first female leader
James Foley, kidnapped in Syria in 2012, was killed by jihadist terror group
Doesn’t address whether or not Hamas commander was killed in Gaza strike
B.K.S. Iyengar, who died today, worked closely with musician Yehudi Menuhin
Rick Santorum says tourism is down 95 percent. That’s not exactly true.
Controversial reality show patriarch and preacher son headlining annual event
Forging ancient artifacts, procuring army sick passes, and pretending to be normal after a traumatic brain injury
After making a splash back home, the creators of the Hebrew-language program are launching an English version on Vox Tablet
From the Archive: With a women’s-only gig at Arlene’s Grocery in New York this week, Bulletproof Stockings hits the bigger time