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.
J Street chief Jeremy Ben-Ami calls the plays for the first self-confident alternative Jewish establishment
Long live the peace talks?
Barack Obama courted American Jews as a candidate, but the relationship is on the rocks
Plus the death of a ‘lexical supermaven,’ and more in the news
New bill would require pledge of Jews, too
Plus Hamas may have anti-aircraft missiles, and more in the news
Your weekly dose of Israelispeak
Plus the Bibi-Lieberman bickering, and more in the news
Plus Paladino and his rabbi, and more in the news
Man Booker winner Howard Jacobson talks about English anti-Semitism, ping-pong, and the seriousness of Jewish jokes
The Kadima leader says Israel is not the safest place in the world for Jews
Fixation on settlements forces right-wing victory
Israel beats its enemies on the battlefield, but it loses the more important fight, for PR supremacy, to savvier operators like Hezbollah
Plus meet Congressman Grayson, and more in the news
Plus Dems defend J Street, and more
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