Accepted by the mainstream Jewish community, some gays now feel excluded at New York’s premiere LGBT synagogue—because of their Zionism
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?
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
Whether they’re drawn by social programs, religious practice, or the food, non-Jews have changed the face of the organization
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
The first Passover celebrations included neither haggadah nor seder. With the passage of millennia, the two have become central elements. Herewith an interactive guide to the collage of texts that constitutes the holiday’s guidebook.
Egypt (quietly) restores 1000-year-old school
Everything you ever wanted to know about the Feast of Unleavened Bread
Plus come back Sunday for the West Bank, and more in the news
Today in the Dubai Murder Mystery
Bemoans lack of ‘real progress’ since 1979
Plus Palestinian statehood en español et français, and more in the news
Just in case you were wondering
A Mideast power shift and the death of Anatevka
Plus Qaeda in Israel, the tefillin non-bomb, and more in the news
Plus happy 100th to a New York knishery, and more
Newly discovered tombs indicate laborers were paid
Plus Bush sold Arab states advanced weapons, and more in the news
Multibillion-dollar arms deal thrown into mix
Plus Polanski’s request, another Ponzi scheme, and more in the news
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