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.
Developments in the saga of the missing perfect copy of the Hebrew Bible, whose future is still unknown
The nine unopened scrolls were discovered in 1952 but never investigated
A brilliant young Harvard Ph.D. faces jail for impersonating a Bible scholar—and rival of his father
Plus the second-oldest known fragment of the Hebrew bible has been digitized
A trove of medieval scrolls, smuggled out of Afghanistan into the hands of London art dealers, could shed new light on a once-vibrant Jewish heritage
Plus Koch on Perry, the TriBeCa SuKaAh, and more
Plus Googling the Dead Sea Scrolls, and more
Plus the freeze in writing, and more
Plus yes that is a creepy Sharon sculpture, and more
Plus Dems defend J Street, and more
Plus the slain Iranian physicist, Dysentery-a, and more
Muslims vs. Jews, Bibi vs. the U.N., and more from the news
Anti-Dead Sea Scroll exhibit, pro-restaurant rights
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