Accepted by the mainstream Jewish community, some gays now feel excluded at New York’s premiere LGBT synagogue—because of their Zionism
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?
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
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
Avi Shilon pens a masterful biography of the man who irrevocably bound Israel to the Diaspora and the Holocaust
An effort to revive the symbolic Israeli ship
It’s the children of Irgun fighters who are known as princes of the Israeli right. But Benzion Netanyahu was a scholar, not an underground militant.
Filmmaker Pierre Sauvage and the daughter of Holocaust rescuer Peter Bergson talk about people who put their lives at risk to save others
Creating Jewishness in a post-religious age: Leon Uris’ Exodus and S.Y. Agnon’s Only Yesterday paint Israel’s history in broad and fine strokes
The Israeli left has collapsed in the last decade. But the right, despite its successes, is dying, too, brought down by Russian-imported maximalism and American-imported political consultants.
At a book festival in Sicily, admiring a tranquil lifestyle and remembering a father’s bedtime stories about drunks and prostitutes, based on his time spent Irgun gun-running at Italy’s southern tip
The Promise, a British miniseries about Israel at its founding and today, has been criticized by some Jewish groups as biased propaganda. But it’s a fair and compelling dramatization that deserves to be widely seen, not demonized.
Opposition leader backs Gaza blockade
A haftorah of discipline and death
A new book offers a history of Jewish terrorism in Israel from the Maccabees to the present
How a murder by a British major helped end the British Mandate in Palestine
Bibi denies earlier remark; profile proves it wrong
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