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.
Plus John Kerry to replace Clinton at State Department
Plus Avigdor Lieberman will not resign…yet
The U.S. refuses to arm rebel groups. Now, an al-Qaida affiliate has emerged as one of the strongest factions.
If the past few weeks are any guide, it looks like the open feud between Jerusalem and Washington is over
And Ehud Olmert goes to crazy lengths to attack Netanyahu
21 injured in attack; Fatah’s West Bank al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade claims responsibility
A ceasefire may be imminent, but the fallout is just beginning. What’s next for Iran, Egypt, and the U.S.
Violence continues through Tuesday evening as Clinton arrives
World leaders visit Israel, West Bank, and Egypt in effort to forge ceasefire
This season, the first ladies of the Levant go nuclear, bringing the drama even without Skinny Girl Margaritas
As the presidential election nears, rabbis debate whether partisanship is part of their job description
Losing sight of what’s useful
Plus Knesset dissolves (itself)
Four staff members, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya, killed
Plus Obama and Netanyahu to miss each other in September
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