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.
An Israeli director is beaten in France, and his film, Rock the Casbah, gets mired in politics of perception
America’s greatest Jewish director was haunted by the Nazi horror—too much to address it directly in film
Room 237 uses Talmudic exegesis to uncover whether Kubrick’s film is about Indians, the Holocaust, or bears
The new Disney Oz flick stars Jewish actors. Somewhere, over the rainbow, that will no longer matter.
John Garfield, the tough, underrated Hollywood star who would have turned 100 today, embodied Jewish pride
A new documentary looks at the many iterations of the popular tune, from Hasidic niggun to American kitsch
Billy Crystal is long gone, but the Academy Awards medley need not be! The Tattler sings of 2012’s best films.
What if Lincoln, Life of Pi, and other Academy Award-nominated films got sequels starring Jewish characters?
Before Schindler’s List, an L.A. studio boss saved hundreds of Jews from the Holocaust. Why was he alone?
Zero Dark Thirty and the Israeli documentary The Gatekeepers are up for Academy Awards. Only one should win.
Eytan Fox’s brilliant new film Yossi makes gay love into something much more powerful
A film and several books spotlight the 1970s—when the city embraced Soviet Jews, and a new world was born
The Golden Globes and Oscars reward Lincoln and Django. Are slavery movies the new Holocaust flicks?
A live-score screening of the Yiddish classic The Yellow Ticket helps launch the city’s Jewish cinema celebration
Three comedies—This Is 40, Parental Guidance, and The Guilt Trip—give the holidays cheap laughs
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
During demonstration in St. Louis sparked by fatal police shooting of teen
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