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.
But Barak doesn’t like it, plus peace-talk status reports, military exercises, and more in the news
The end of New York’s Jewish voting bloc, plus Israel on Iran, a Chinese shift on Goldstone, and more in the news
HRW reminds prime minister that Goldstone Report found potential war crimes on both sides
A South Carolina GOP gaffe, plus olives, espionage, and more in the news
Plus bad advertising, a Hungarian wingnut, and more in the news
Goldstone concerned that UNHRC missed half the point of his report
Plus, Holocaust jokes, a rogue oil trader, and more
And Fatah says government will fall if report isn’t approved
Security Council debates, boos for Condoleezza, and kosher candy
Chabadniks in South Dakota, Barak works the phones, and more in the news
Molestation arrests up in Brooklyn, mock court puts Abbas in slammer, Maurice Sendak, and more
According to memo obtained by AP
Happy Columbus Day! Plus, Abbas flipped, the Coens dissed, and Potok staged
Mitchell’s still trying, Goldstone up next week, and more in the news
Charges Erekat, dimming hopes for peace deal
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