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.
What seeming more and more like a normal day
Plus Bibi signs off on Sharansky’s new plan for the Western Wall
Plus diplomats say chemical weapons were used by Assad in Syria
Meanwhile, chaos in Syria takes a major Assad ally
Plus Syrian rebels capture UN peacemakers in the Golan Heights
Plus the Women of the Wall break through with largest service yet
Plus a Syrian university suffers a major attack
Plus the U.S. just says no to Bashar Assad’s peace plan
Plus Ellis Island still remains closed after Hurricane Sandy
Plus Brian Schatz is Hawaii’s choice to replace Senator Inouye
Plus Syrian police chief defects as post-Assad era looms
Plus UN envoy meets with Assad
Riots continue after death of Palestinian teen
Chemical weapons or not, the next few weeks in Syria will be tough to watch
Plus reports that rockets have now hit Israel from Sinai
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