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 ‘Israel Firsters,’ the Americans of Beit Shemesh, and more
Plus tension in Lebanon, Iranian provocation, and more in the news
The successful movement to save Soviet Jewry offers some valuable lessons for Iranian Americans seeking democracy in the Islamic Republic
Newt Gingrich says the Palestinians are an “invented people.” They are, like many others in the Middle East. It’s a useful myth the U.S. must support.
Plus Michael Lerner victimized again, Jacobi Press, and more
Is North Korea less likely to help Iranian and Syrian nuclear programs?
Debating Israel in an election year
But might reliance on cocaine trade, backing of Assad also hurt the group?
Plus Russia and China protect Syria still, and more in the news
Plus Claus denialism, the ADL has very poor taste, and more
Plus Peres ‘ashamed’ of rancid bills, and more in the news
Plus Hitler’s little book, Hitch deploys Yiddish, and more
The U.S. could stop Iran from going nuclear. But policy-makers won’t risk the repercussions of a devastating attack on the Islamic Republic.
Plus Fayyad for prez?, Zuckerberg gets hacked, and more
Plus tightening of vise around Iran and Syria, 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