Accepted by the mainstream Jewish community, some gays now feel excluded at New York’s premier LGBT synagogue
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?
In the movie ‘Kicking Out Shoshana,’ a popular athlete pretends to be gay. The result is both funny and surprisingly meaningful.
The Met’s dazzling retrospective declares: ‘It’s all a matter of how much freedom you can stand.’
Is Jewish rebellion really a form of submission? Two new novels and one political critic examine apostasy.
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
Plus talk borders, not settlements, and more
17 charged in Holocaust funds fraud
This is how we will remember
The foiled Yemeni bomb plot shows why anti-Semitism isn’t only about Jews
The Palestinian ambassador to Washington sees a role for the American Jewish community in creating a Palestinian state
Plus Bill Clinton to save the day? and more in the news
The spy novelist rediscovers Menahem Bader’s Aliyah B book, about the brave men and women who smuggled Jews from prewar Europe to Mandate Palestine
Her family’s Holocaust-haunted past informs the new album from singer-songwriter Clare Burson
Plus Ike Davis’ amazin’ lineage, and more
Envisioning a rabbi’s struggle to write an original Yom Kippur sermon
Simon Wiesenthal, painted in a new biography as a fame-seeking myth-maker, is also the man who insisted that the world face up to the Holocaust
Plus path to direct talks pursued, and more in the news
Plus Cameron calls Gaza ‘prison camp,’ and more
How I learned to love Tisha B’av
Emerging pedagogy looks at life before wartime
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