Accepted by the mainstream Jewish community, some gays now feel excluded at New York’s premiere LGBT synagogue—because of their Zionism
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
Floating Rice’s name as a possible vice president shows the Romney campaign’s lack of foreign-policy smarts
Should Columbia rescind the acceptance of Sheherazad Jaafari, who spun her boss’s atrocities to the press?
Gerald Molen, the Oscar-winning producer behind Schindler’s List, is adding an anti-Obama film to his résumé
Anti-Semitic graffiti in Hasidic Brooklyn excites the media, but many residents—old and young—shrug
New York City councilman Charles Barron is a defender of Qaddafi and Mugabe and a foe of Israel
Ken Feinberg oversaw funds for victims of Sept. 11 and the BP Spill. But he can’t fix the Middle East crisis.
The activist called Faygele ben Miriam started Washington state’s battle over marriage more than 40 years ago
As Dianne Feinstein accepts its endorsement, the liberal Israel advocacy group gets the gravitas it craves
Does the president really know more about Judaism than John Adams and James Madison did?
‘America’s Mayor,’ who once called for U.S. intervention in Kosovo, is now consulting for Serbian nationalists
On same-sex marriage, Orthodox Jews should keep the religious and civil separate—as they do on other issues
Wunderkind Democrat Andrei Cherny, ‘Clinton’s heir,’ is focusing on the Jewish state in his race for Congress
Can the women’s antiwar group, active in the anti-Israel BDS effort, turn people against drone warfare?
Scholar Thai Jones traces New York City’s role as a center of American protest, from the anarchist marches of 1914 to Occupy Wall Street today
The 1960s radical decades ago switched his politics, fleeing the New Left to become a conservative provocateur. Then the right wing left him behind.
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
Max Liebermann painting part of massive Munich trove discovered in 2012
Cantor Lee Schwartz kicks it way, way old school
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