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.
Yosef Hamadani Cohen led Iran’s Jewish community since 1994
Asking whether Jews in Iran are really free to celebrate
$400,000 unexpectedly delivered to the Dr. Sapir Hospital and Charity Center
The first-ever Farsi-language history book about the Holocaust comes out just as Mahmoud Ahmadinejad leaves office
Shahs of Sunset, Bravo’s latest Hobbesian experiment on the lives of the nouveau riche, is a fascinating piece of television—in spite of itself
As tension between the two countries escalates
Iranian, American, Jewish: Reflections on a complicated life
Plus nuclear reactors for all, and more
Plus those crazy L.A. ‘Persians,’ and more
Charles London traveled the world and found a brand of Judaism he could embrace
Iranian Jewish writer Roya Hakakian, who fled to the U.S. in 1985, sees hope in the current chaos
The news from Tehran today, collected
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