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.
A farming town hid a Jewish-born teacher during the Holocaust. I went to dig up what it had buried.
Mikics Replies to Snyder
The Yale historian explains his masterwork and its transnational narrative of the Holocaust
Does Yale historian Timothy Snyder absolve Eastern Europe of special complicity in the Holocaust?
After World War II, Polish peasants hunted for jewels and gold amid the human remains at former Nazi death camps
In his last book, the late intellectual Tony Judt is sharp as ever—offering biting comments about American Jews, Israel, and his ex-wives
Why this corner of the Shoah is often overlooked
Plus what Abbas says and whom he says it to, Neil!, and more
Plus the real problem with Palin, and more
A collection of Vasily Grossman’s shorter work offers a chance to reassess the Soviet master’s life and legacy. A conversation with Grossman translator Robert Chandler.
Timothy Snyder’s Bloodlands contextualizes the story of Eastern European Jewry’s sad fate without relativizing it
Max Liebermann painting part of massive Munich trove discovered in 2012
Cantor Lee Schwartz kicks it way, way old school
During demonstration in St. Louis sparked by fatal police shooting of teen
Gaza health officials report two children injured in retaliatory Israeli air strikes
At 80, the prophet is still busy at work
Tova Weinberg says she’s introduced 250 now-married couples
In case the Israel boycott advocates weren’t in the mood to differentiate
The hit Israel radio show launches its new American version on Tablet
Niece of man saved by Dutchman who returned Yad Vashem medal says, ‘He is a righteous man’
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