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?
While Hamas fires rockets, and ISIS beheads unbelievers, the Kurds build the second non-Arab state in the Middle East
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
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
There were a lot of little reasons I was unhappy. But ultimately, I realized I didn’t need to belong to a temple to feel Jewish.
Compulsions, subversions, and a TV tell-all
How Louis Brandeis’s Zionism was rooted in American patriotism
Francine Prose on Anne Frank’s overlooked abilities as a writer
In praise of Shel Silverstein and other banned children’s book authors
Kol Nidre gets me every time
A translation of Mahmoud Darwish’s journals offers an introduction to the Palestinian poet’s work
The author of ‘In Cheap We Trust’ on the history of a Jewish stereotype
In his essays on the writing life, Michael Greenberg emerges as figure out of Bellow
Far-flung rites and gustatory delights
The Israel Museum unveils a restored mahzor from 1331
As Johnny Castle in ‘Dirty Dancing,’ Patrick Swayze was the last—and best—of a breed
A new play considers the psychology of Holocaust survivors fixed on vengeance
Examining Soviet Russia’s short-lived Jewish renaissance
Armed struggles, exit strategies, cats, and lullabies
An exhibition at New York’s Jewish Museum redefines the ritual object
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
During demonstration in St. Louis sparked by fatal police shooting of teen
Gaza health officials report two children injured in retaliatory Israeli air strikes
At 80, the prophet is still busy at work
Tova Weinberg says she’s introduced 250 now-married couples
In case the Israel boycott advocates weren’t in the mood to differentiate
The hit Israel radio show launches its new American version on Tablet
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