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.
Makovsky: Israelis debate how Syria strikes would affect US action in Iran
With chemical weapons used in Syria, Israelis fear an attack at home
Israel, America, and talk of a potential attack on Assad’s regime
Arms, no-fly zones, interventions, and confusion
Others speculate on what might happen if the powerful weapons arrive
Plus author Alice Walker’s upcoming gig at the 92Y rankles many
The secretary of state prattles about imaginary treaties while the Arab world is engulfed by a Sunni-Shia civil war
More on the battle for a key town
Following Putin’s rejection of Bibi’s plea to not bolster Syrian air defense
Plus Joyce Brothers (1927-2013) and Israeli settlements for Palestinians
Top Israeli military and intelligence analysts are divided over which side to back in Syria’s civil war
Plus Assad talks tough and a Jewish Holocaust avenger tells his story
What some of the smart folks are saying
Plus an update from Hungary, chips and dip, and an Orthodox surfer
Plus Houston bomb threats, Haim, and Marc Meron
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