Accepted by the mainstream Jewish community, some gays now feel excluded at New York’s premier LGBT synagogue
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?
In the movie ‘Kicking Out Shoshana,’ a popular athlete pretends to be gay. The result is both funny and surprisingly meaningful.
The Met’s dazzling retrospective declares: ‘It’s all a matter of how much freedom you can stand.’
Is Jewish rebellion really a form of submission? Two new novels and one political critic examine apostasy.
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
Annette Ezekiel Kogan tells all about punk-klezmer band Golem’s latest album
Jane Goldberg shares an insider’s perspective on a dance tradition
An off-Broadway show pays homage to the queens of comedy
Alisa Solomon gives us the story behind West Side Story
How comedians of the 1960s and ’70s revolutionized stand-up
Jerry Herman’s musical ode to the land of milk and honey
A conversation with Alisa Solomon about the first—and last—Zionist musical comedy on Broadway
Henry Goodman explores the inner workings of a milkman-patriarch
Hanoch Levin’s characters live in one promised land
In Williamsburg! The Musical, Hasids and hipsters find common ground
Yiddish playwright Jacob Gordin inspired fury and adulation
An all-Asian troupe performs a musical about kosher caterers, short insomniacs, and hypochondriacs
A century ago, S. Ansky breathed new life into a shtetl folktale. His play, The Dybbuk, still captures creative minds.
The flamboyant pioneers of New York’s Yiddish theater crossed continents, genders, and coasts
Shmuel Hasfari’s long-running The Master of the House is a smash hit in Tel Aviv. Can it make it in the O.C.?
New York City native chronicled the captivating, everyday world around her
Several more injured when rocket from Gaza struck Ashdod synagogue
18 Gazans murdered in wake of IDF strike that killed top Hamas officers
Mel Brooks’ 1968 film evoked laughs in the face of the obscene. It still does today.
First time the group has claimed responsibility for the catalytic June murders
Congregation Beit Simchat Torah responds to Tablet
Former ‘Meet the Press’ host observes Shabbat, celebrates Jewish holidays
One of three Hamas leaders killed in IDF strike led 2006 Gilad Shalit capture
Bronze tribute to be unveiled near the late singer’s Camden home next month
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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