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
Charles London traveled the world and found a brand of Judaism he could embrace
Headliners and sidemen
David Lehman, author of ‘A Fine Romance,’ offers insights into the American songbook
Samuel Maoz’s ‘Lebanon’ is the latest of three recent films about the 1982 Lebanon war
An expert picks his top ten favorites from the Jewish-written American songbook
A newly translated anthology expands our notion of Israeli dissent
Literary scholar Elisa New focuses on the world of her forebears
The characters in ‘God’s Gym’ strive to make order out of life’s chaos
How marrying Marilyn Monroe ruined Arthur Miller’s genius
A sukkah of tomorrow, held up by its inhabitants
The latest in Holocaust and Lebowski scholarship
The Coen brothers’ new movie is a masterful meditation on Judaism
A student sukkah project harks back to architecture’s dawn
A portable sukkah for the weekday wanderer
Representations of women in Romania’s Jewish cemeteries
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