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.
Twenty years before Linsanity, the Knicks City Dancers took Madison Square Garden by storm. I should know—my aunt invented them.
On the eve of yet another Super Bowl without his beloved New York Jets, a lifetime fan sees echoes of Judaism in his tortuous loyalty
Neal Pollack’s novel Jewball re-imagines the prewar era when Jews ruled pro basketball and Nazism threatened to gain an American foothold
Jon Scheyer, the best Jewish basketball player of his generation, led Duke to a championship and now plays for another powerhouse: Maccabi Tel Aviv
Houston Rockets center Hakeem Olajuwon was exactly the ambassador for Islam Americans needed after Sept. 11
Rafael Halperin—who died last month—was an ordained rabbi, an ambitious businessman, and a middling politician. He was also a professional wrestler.
Jeffrey Pollack, a former promoter for the NBA, NASCAR, professional bull riders, and the World Series of Poker, is the wandering Jew of the sports industry. His latest bet: an exclusive poker league.
Israeli-born land-speed racer Amir Rosenbaum is the fastest Jew on earth. This weekend, at the Bonneville Salt Flats, he hopes to take his machine, the Infidel, back into the rarified territory of 400 miles per hour.
When Amir Khan and Zab Judah enter the boxing ring Saturday night, Harold Lederman will be judging the bout for HBO Sports. With his distinctive Bronx honk, he’s the sport’s most essential analyst.
For a few glorious years, Al Rosen was the next Hank Greenberg. But his career ended prematurely, thanks to physical injuries, mental slumps—and Hank Greenberg.
Moshe Feldenkrais took the lessons of judo and his experiences in the Haganah and applied them to a philosophy of movement and self-defense that is long on theory and precise about technique
The stubbornly print-only Jewish Sports Review, run by an inimitable pair of boosters, is the go-to reference for identifying the athletic achievements of the tribe
NBA coach and commentator Jeff Van Gundy is not Jewish, but his brainy banter, nebbishy looks, and nervous intensity have led fans to think otherwise
In a new biography, Mark Kurlansky explores the life of baseball great—and Jewish hero—Hank Greenberg
The brainy, numbers-crunching Jewish fans who’ve revolutionized pro sports and realized every geek fan’s dream are celebrated as heroes at the annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference
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