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
How Itay Lukach and YouTube defeated the bombast of Subliminal to revive Israeli rap
Yossi Green, the Satmar-raised composer who found inspiration in Roberta Flack, writes Jewish spirituals
Shlomo Carlebach, who died 18 years ago this week, was a reflection of the pain of post-Holocaust Jewry
The maestro slams artistic boycotts and Israel’s Palestinian stance as his Philharmonic visits Carnegie Hall
The rock star’s new tribute to his teacher, the writer Delmore Schwartz, illuminates their common genius
The impresario on his new book, likely the only one to feature both Bon Jovi and the Bobover Rebbe in the index
The genius of Steely Dan talks blacks, Jews, and Lenny Bruce—and his new record, Sunken Condos
A new biography of the singer, performing in Brooklyn this week, tells how a penniless teen got her star born
Tel-Aviv-based band Men of North Country has become a neo-Mod sensation in London
The Grammy Award-winning violinist and producer talks Kanye West, Jay-Z, and serving in the IDF
Epichorus, led by a rabbinical student and with a Sudanese Muslim singer, redefines devotional music
A visit with Georges Moustaki, whose ballads are an epitaph for the French-speaking Jews of the Middle East
The Alaev Family, from Tajikistan by way of Israel, turns traditional folk songs into infectious dance music
Lemba guitarist Hamlet Zhou takes an interest in his African-Jewish heritage for a new album
Richard Meltzer’s new album is as timeless and immediate as his 40-year-old classic, The Aesthetics of Rock
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