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.
Frederick Busch feared his novel Invisible Mending would upset readers. He didn’t anticipate his own discomfort.
How the writer found his way to an office
A weeklong inquiry into how workaday fact inspired masterwork fiction
Edward Kritzler’s uneven history of Jewish pirates
A forgotten collaboration connects Bob Dylan to Hollywood
Tracing Hilary Putnam’s roadmap to God
Jews dominated the once-booming ostrich feather business. A historian finds out why.
How Tony Curtis conquered Hollywood
Decadence and anti-Semitism in Arthur Schnitzler’s Vienna
What Proust taught me about being Jewish
In his new novel, A.B. Yehoshua asks if Jewishness is something one can shed
Having failed to assimilate, Ludwig Lewisohn went on to write the great American Jewish novel
The sharply funny, darkly political comics of Sergio Langer
A fiction writer opens up his book to readers
In a girl-centric graphic novel, growing up is hard to do
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
Gaza health officials report two children injured in retaliatory Israeli air strikes
At 80, the prophet is still busy at work
Tova Weinberg says she’s introduced 250 now-married couples
In case the Israel boycott advocates weren’t in the mood to differentiate
The hit Israel radio show launches its new American version on Tablet
Niece of man saved by Dutchman who returned Yad Vashem medal says, ‘He is a righteous man’
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