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
Tablet Fiction: a haunting tale of sexual abuse among the Orthodox
An exhilarating new intellectual history argues that anti-Judaism is at the heart of Western culture
Zero Dark Thirty and the Israeli documentary The Gatekeepers are up for Academy Awards. Only one should win.
Meet the genius Jewish rapper from Queens who isn’t up for a Grammy, but should be, and will be
Jews flocked to retreats like Marienbad, but what couldn’t be healed was Europe’s anti-Semitism
A gripping new history of Flavius Josephus portrays a Roman Jewish writer forever wrestling with his identity
The author, publishing a new novel this week, talks about conversion, suffering, and life in Vermont
Yale’s pioneering archive of Shoah testimonies reshaped the way tragedies are remembered. But are we listening?
Whitney’s mother to Oprah: Gay is not OK. Is her prejudice any different from ours against intermarriage?
Eytan Fox’s brilliant new film Yossi makes gay love into something much more powerful
A masterful encyclopedia sums up our history and culture but raises the question of where Jewishness lies today
Satirist and media gadfly Henryk Broder attacks his countrymen’s attitudes toward Israel and Jews
A film and several books spotlight the 1970s—when the city embraced Soviet Jews, and a new world was born
The influence of Vladimir Vysotsky, who would have been 75 this week, reaches far beyond his homeland
Inheriting Abraham, by Jon Levenson, expertly dismantles the idea of the patriarch as the father of three religions
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