Accepted by the mainstream Jewish community, some gays now feel excluded at New York’s premiere 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?
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.
To Peter Himmelman, fame was no match for observance, and the music just got better
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
Daily Show writer Rob Kutner started putting on an annual Purimspiel five years ago. He discusses his rowdy and popular parody with Sara Ivry.
Four rarely-seen plays echo
Composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown hasn’t always had an easy time fitting in. Neither have his characters.
F. Murray Abraham tackles theater’s most vexing villains
How a cassette from a Spanish flea market made a Westchester girl fall in love with flamenco
After Fiddler and The Apple Tree, Harnick and Bock took on a different challenge
Luba Kadison, once a member of famed Yiddish theater company the Vilna Troupe, reminisces about her past
Seven decades after Stella Adler originated the role, will Clifford Odets’ Bronx matriarch be harder to digest, or easier to dismiss?
British playwright Israel Zangwill coined America’s most enduring metaphor as his reputation dissolved in controversy
The children’s opera Brundibar inspires and terrifies
A comedienne’s special kind of holiday cheer
Why is Mike Leigh’s family drama less powerful than Everybody Loves Raymond?
One-person shows dominate the Fringe festival
Shadowtime seems to strive for difficulty for its own sake
The Diaspora Drama Group tries to revive Yiddish theater
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
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
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