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?
While Hamas fires rockets, and ISIS beheads unbelievers, the Kurds build the second non-Arab state in the Middle East
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
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
There were a lot of little reasons I was unhappy. But ultimately, I realized I didn’t need to belong to a temple to feel Jewish.
On his first trip abroad, the new secretary of state criticized Erdogan’s comments about Israel. It’s about time.
Why Ruth Calderon, a Talmud scholar and rookie politician, has a shot at breaking the Orthodox monopoly on Judaism
How did Menachem Begin’s Cabinet handle the truth about the Sabra and Shatila massacre? Here are the transcripts.
If North Korea has the bomb, as this week’s nuclear test indicated, then for all practical purposes, so does Iran
As the Knesset debates conscription for Haredim, some teens are already leaving their community to serve
When Ofir Ben Sheetrit sang on Israel’s The Voice, her high school suspended her, but the country went wild
A new study funded by the U.S. undercuts the notion that Palestinian schools incite violence against Israel
Barack Obama and Chuck Hagel look to the 34th president as a foreign-affairs model. But is it a willful misreading?
My 7-year-old told me to vote for the party that ‘gives the most peace,’ but there were none on offer in Israel’s election
The centrist’s simple but emotionally profound Zionism could lead to an Israel less at war with itself
Today, as Israelis vote, the religious Zionist theology of Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook and his son looms large
Contrary to conventional wisdom, Israelis haven’t become radicals. They’ve just abandoned a delusion.
Under rookie politician Naftali Bennett, religious Zionism is finally becoming Israel’s political mainstream
Did Shelly Yachimovich, by avoiding matters of national security, kill Israel’s Labor Party?
It snows in Israel at least once every winter. So, why does the Israeli media cover it as though it was a war?
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
During demonstration in St. Louis sparked by fatal police shooting of teen
Gaza health officials report two children injured in retaliatory Israeli air strikes
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