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
A new book offers a history of Jewish terrorism in Israel from the Maccabees to the present
Where we see coincidences in U.S. news coverage of the Middle East, locals see conspiracies—and sometimes they’re right
The power of the Israeli left has waned, but belief in the need for what it long championed—territorial compromise—has become a majority position
Alan Dershowitz calls for a new sort of ‘Apartheid Week’
When Chabad arrived in an upscale Tel Aviv neighborhood, its liberal residents didn’t respond with open arms
Once staunch supporters of Israel, Norwegians have shifted to a pro-Palestinian stance. What changed?
Traveling the world as an unaccompanied but observant Muslim young woman
In a new book, Mark Perry argues that groups like Hamas will behave rationally if the U.S. engages with them. He’s wrong.
An online petition implores the Israeli government to spare a settler home
On the eve of the Iraqi elections, the daughter of Iraqi Jews mourns the destruction of Baghdad’s once-vibrant Jewish community
A crossword puzzle created especially for the JFN by Tablet Magazine
Everything you need to know about the assassination of Hamas’s main weapons man
For an Orthodox preteen, Tonya Harding was a hero—and a Purim inspiration
Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett claim they aren’t influence peddlers, but their emails suggest otherwise
Israeli sources say Mossad tried to kill al-Mabhouh twice before
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
Infamous 1986 spying case plays out in NYC production of The Law of Return
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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