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.
Ban Ki-moon follows Boutros Boutros-Ghali, who visited in 1995
French, British, American officials point to Assad
Rita performs in Hebrew, English, and Persian
World leaders visit Israel, West Bank, and Egypt in effort to forge ceasefire
Plus a second German rabbi will be charged for defying circumcision ban
Plus Obama returns Ponzi-ist’s money, and more
Plus Egypt prisoner swap in the works, and more in the news
Plus new inspections and new sanctions, and more in the news
Plus CPR on peace talks, and more in the news
Plus the GOP debate, developments in Egypt, and more in the news
Plus Oscar winners to be deported, and more in the news
Plus Israel to withdraw from Ghajar, and more in the news
Plus Bloomberg’s strong, personal stand, and more in the news
Plus rumor is that Rahm’s out, and more in the news
Plus deadly clashes, habemus health care, and more in the news
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