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
What would Maimonides say about health-care reform?
Meet Washington’s gay-friendly Orthodox rabbi
What if the head of Hamburg’s Jewish community wasn’t actually Jewish?
Considering the settlements on the 80th anniversary of a massacre
Why Benjamin Netanyahu is having a more successful term than anyone expected
New National Jewish Democratic Council president David Harris must lead the group in the age of Obama
The former ‘Nation’ editor and publisher remembers Sidney Zion, crusading journalist and renegade Jew
Krav Maga, and why the martial-arts world loves Israel
Israel loses Amos Kenan, author, artist, activist, native son
What we can learn from the Philippines housewife who defeated a dictator
With his debut novel, essayist Gadi Taub shows an unfamiliar side of Israel—and of himself
Does the gay-center shooting spell the end of Tel Aviv as utopia?
Our five-part investigative series into the world of the Israeli mafia
The conclusion of our weeklong series on the world of the Israeli mafia
A gallery of Israeli mafia hangouts
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