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
Ronen Kadushin’s latest venture may revolutionize the design world
Rachel Lichtenstein takes us on a tour of forgotten places along London’s Brick Lane
German conceptual artists find provocative ways to confront the Holocaust
How Chagall—”the little Jew from Vitebsk”—became an art star
Hyman Bloom rose to fame, and fell into obscurity, with his eerie paintings of rabbis, ghosts, and demons
Otto Dix unveiled the chaotic face of Weimar Germany
Seamstress Esther Nisenthal Krinitz used the tools of her trade to capture the horrors of war
Why do Alex Katz’s elegant canvases strike critics as the ultimate in WASP art?
How Edith Gregor Halpert made the modern gallery
How Parisian decorator Jean-Michel Frank redefined the look of luxury
In search of the ultimate in Jewish art
Oded Ezer’s typographical metamorphoses
Maus, Tom and Jerry, and the dawning of a new age
Pissarro’s great-grandson on the artist and his long creative dialogue with Cezanne
Celebrities and trendwatchers have an eye out for T-shirts that play on Jewish identity. Are they celebrating an era of acceptance or anxiety?
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
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