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.
Dovid Bergelson’s skepticism served him poorly in life but sublimely in art
Hillel Halkin tries to untangle the roots of his adopted hometown
A Hebrew professor relies on the sharp edge of language to dissect male failure
Hear recommendations from Tony Kushner, Myla Goldberg, Gary Shteyngart, and others
Joseph Lelyveld reports out his childhood and gets peeved at Cynthia Ozick
Samuel G. Freedman wrestles with how to write about his mother, and ends up doing some kind of penance.
Michael Chabon’s fact and fiction
Raised in the last golden days of the Hapsburgs, the Viennese writer Stefan Zweig found his world shattered by war.
Shalom Auslander writes his way out of misery, latching on to a comic tradition he traces from Beckett to the National Lampoon.
Sam Apple encounters a shepherd who sings in Yiddish—and forces him to question his deepest fear.
Seventy years after their road trip, the best-selling sentimental novelist has run out of gas, while Zora is still in the driver’s seat.
Tom Reiss on the mysterious Byronic figure from Baku who posed as a Muslim prince.
Why are American psychologists wary of transforming your soul? Andrew Heinze makes explicit an unspoken connection.
Wendy Shalit wrongfully accuses authors of misrepresenting the Orthodox
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
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
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
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