Accepted by the mainstream Jewish community, some gays now feel excluded at New York’s premier 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?
In the movie ‘Kicking Out Shoshana,’ a popular athlete pretends to be gay. The result is both funny and surprisingly meaningful.
The Met’s dazzling retrospective declares: ‘It’s all a matter of how much freedom you can stand.’
Is Jewish rebellion really a form of submission? Two new novels and one political critic examine apostasy.
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
What happens when 100 klezmer musicians from around the world gather for a photo op?
What happens when an agnostic follows all the rules in the Bible? A.J. Jacobs finds out.
Shalom Auslander reads from his new memoir—and waits for calamity to strike
A consummate salesman sings the praises of this unusual fruit
Rachel Lichtenstein takes us on a tour of forgotten places along London’s Brick Lane
Robert Alter’s version of Psalms strives to recapture their Hebrew beauty.
Janice Erlbaum gets more than a manicure at the nail salon
Dalia Sofer depicts one family’s fearful and bittersweet days in revolutionary Iran
The many meanings of seltzer, from thirst quencher to missile decoy
Reminiscences of sleepaway camp, where sleep was the last thing on anyone’s mind
A poet brings a collection of 19th-century supplications back to life
How an Alaskan sailor contributed to Jewish statehood
Yiddish playwright Jacob Gordin inspired fury and adulation
After 90 years, a Lower East Side institution shuts its doors
Charitable giving from Leviticus to Rothschild
U.S. relatives of Hamas terror victims take Arab Bank to court
New York City native chronicled the captivating, everyday world around her
Several more injured when rocket from Gaza struck Ashdod synagogue
18 Gazans murdered in wake of IDF strike that killed top Hamas officers
Mel Brooks’ 1968 film evoked laughs in the face of the obscene. It still does today.
First time the group has claimed responsibility for the catalytic June murders
Congregation Beit Simchat Torah responds to Tablet
Former ‘Meet the Press’ host observes Shabbat, celebrates Jewish holidays
One of three Hamas leaders killed in IDF strike led 2006 Gilad Shalit capture
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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