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.
Former president giving keynote address at group’s annual fundraiser
The BDS debate comes to Park Slope
Plus drawing 1,027 Palestinians and one Israeli, and more
Plus, Obama and the Jews, Obama and a Jew named Kinky, and more
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Rally in East Jerusalem is what you’d expect it to be
Plus, Iranian leaders feud, Drake joins Kravitz, and more
Plus, Israel is the hot congressional vacation spot, and more in the news
Plus, Abbas declares emergency, Beck goes really tasteless, and more in the news
Books on what makes Jews Jewish, from debates over conversion and consideration of kashrut laws to rethinking the Jewish body, with a cameo by Bob Saget
Plus, Beck moves march, Mossad among the sheep, and more
Plus, Obama borrows from Hillel, Mizrahi Manischewitz, and more
Plus, Clinton criticizes flotilla, Netanyahu Facebook scandal, and more in the news
Plus, Israeli envoy enlists American Jews, Lieberman the shanda, and more
Plus at his Beck and call, baby Portman, 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