Accepted by the mainstream Jewish community, some gays now feel excluded at New York’s premier 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?
In the movie ‘Kicking Out Shoshana,’ a popular athlete pretends to be gay. The result is both funny and surprisingly meaningful.
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.
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
Why some families are opting for havdalah bar or bat mitzvah services
Do b’nai mitzvah engage in oral sex?
Ridiculous press release promotes virtual b’nai mitzvah
Plus, a beer becomes a man and crankiness becomes a disease
Expert tips for the phony bar mitzvah boy
A murky homeland is hard to stand by
The frenetic, hormonally charged days before a bat mitzvah
Vanessa Ochs studies “bark mitzvahs” and other modern inventions
The ritual isn
Can a son’s failure to have a bar mitzvah be a mitzvah?
Jesse Green’s post-bar mitzvah wrap-up (in sound)
After a year of unpleasant planning (or lack thereof), I found unplanned pleasure at my son’s bar mitzvah
In the final countdown to the big event, one chore keeps not getting done
After months of avoiding the big decisions, we finally began making the small ones
Composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown hasn’t always had an easy time fitting in. Neither have his characters.
New York City native chronicled the captivating, everyday world around her
Several more injured when rocket from Gaza struck Ashdod synagogue
18 Gazans murdered in wake of IDF strike that killed top Hamas officers
Mel Brooks’ 1968 film evoked laughs in the face of the obscene. It still does today.
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
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
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