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.
Gertrude Himmelfarb argues that the philosemitism of writers like George Eliot can be a cure for anti-Semitism
Inertia is its own moral choice, the great critic argued, a point to remember when facing the crisis in Syria
In Francesca Segal’s The Innocents, the Jews of north London face the constrictions of Edith Wharton’s New York
In his Bech books, the great novelist of American WASPdom parsed the allure and otherness of Jewish writers
Her heroines are Jewish, but the best-selling novelist is working—despite her protests—in a goyish genre
From the archive: A gay man and an Orthodox rabbi find connection in Wayne Hoffman’s novel Sweet Like Sugar
Starting with 1958’s The Best of Everything, Rona Jaffe’s complicated, trashy novels make ideal beach reads
A new book on ‘antiphilosophy’ revives interest in Lev Shestov, a seminal but largely forgotten thinker
The intellectual pariah, author of two new books, on Noam Chomsky, BDS, the Holocaust, and Whitney Houston
Joshua Henkin’s seductive The World Without You transforms recent headlines into intimate family drama
Franz Werfel’s classic The Forty Days of Musa Dagh, about the Armenian Genocide, gets a new translation
Moroccan novelist Abdellah Taïa confronts the challenges of gay life in the Mideast in An Arab Melancholia
Two new memoirs, Memoir of a Debulked Woman and Fierce Joy, offer inspiring models for coping with illness
The new modern translation of Likutey Moharan shows why the Hasidic master is relevant today
After World War II, Polish peasants hunted for jewels and gold amid the human remains at former Nazi death camps
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
At 80, the prophet is still busy at work
Tova Weinberg says she’s introduced 250 now-married couples
In case the Israel boycott advocates weren’t in the mood to differentiate
The hit Israel radio show launches its new American version on Tablet
Niece of man saved by Dutchman who returned Yad Vashem medal says, ‘He is a righteous man’
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