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.
Hope is that economic fears will prompt support for sanctions
Plus Russia and China protect Syria still, and more in the news
Americans born in Jerusalem are prohibited from listing Israel as their birthplace. A case at the Supreme Court today seeks to change that.
Plus China, Russia slammed for vetoes, and more in the news
Vetoed U.N. sanctions still betray which way the wind is blowing
Plus, Syria resolution vetoed, Grapel still jailed, and more in the news
Plus Syria soon sans Assad, and more in the news
The military strategist talks about Israeli security, Henry Kissinger, the Arab Spring, and the death of Osama Bin Laden
Plus A’jad being A’jad, China picks a side, and more in the news
In China, Hitler is a subject of endless fascination and represents many meanings, not all of them bad.
Plus, Syrian ships shell Syrian city, and more in the news
Plus the uncowardly Robert Ford, the Hasidic Sam Spade, and more
But U.N. action is unlikely, and more in the news
Plus a great excuse to use the word ‘numismatist’
Why we should pity the poor immigrants
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