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.
Previously approved text said Palestinians see expulsion as ‘ethnic cleansing’
A Torah portion of war and remembrance
What the new Tin Pan Alley Rag teaches us about Irving Berlin and the other Jews who wrote the American songbook
Obama draws a connection between slavery and the Holocaust
Play suggests no; historian says yes
We have a ‘death wish,’ apparently
The gripping, improbable, globetrotting story of how Israeli spies caught Adolf Eichmann
Albert Kahn’s 100-year-old photography project brought humanity into focus
Seventy years ago, a contentious novel scrutinized Judaism through the eyes of a young boy
A new biography shines a light on Marie Syrkin
A London walking tour outlines the many divisions in British Jewry
A politician who broke the mold (it’s not who you think)
Dave Sim’s comic-book history of anti-Semitism
Moving to Vienna for four months was hard. Living with a former skinhead was even harder.
A new volume of Hannah Arendt’s writing sheds light on the persistence of anti-Semitism
Sophie Masloff, elected in 1988, was also the city’s first female leader
James Foley, kidnapped in Syria in 2012, was killed by jihadist terror group
Doesn’t address whether or not Hamas commander was killed in Gaza strike
B.K.S. Iyengar, who died today, worked closely with musician Yehudi Menuhin
Rick Santorum says tourism is down 95 percent. That’s not exactly true.
Controversial reality show patriarch and preacher son headlining annual event
Max Liebermann painting part of massive Munich trove discovered in 2012
Cantor Lee Schwartz kicks it way, way old school
During demonstration in St. Louis sparked by fatal police shooting of teen
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