Accepted by the mainstream Jewish community, some gays now feel excluded at New York’s premiere 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
After Brandeis president disgracefully revokes her honorary degree
A friend and former classmate pays tribute to the late scholar and author
Brooklyn synagogue hosts joint Tisha B’Av fast break and Ramadan iftar
The late New York mayor told me he wanted to be remembered by my son Daniel Pearl’s final words: ‘I am Jewish.’
Inheriting Abraham, by Jon Levenson, expertly dismantles the idea of the patriarch as the father of three religions
The school aims to promote a moderate vision of Islam, but it faces deep skepticism from Jews and Muslims
The murder of Shaima Alawadi isn’t a sign of increasing prejudice, but of writers’ credulousness
The Syrian diaspora in Israel watches its once-vibrant ancestral home fall to ruin in the country’s civil war
A Danish art exhibit attacks public figures who ‘insult’ but not those who issue death threats in response
Documentary film The Light in Her Eyes reveals how a Syrian school upends notions about religious education
The Christian right, radical Islamists, and secular leftists agree: this atheist is America’s most dangerous man
Lebanon’s Party of God is feeling heat from certain Shiites, who aren’t eager to serve as human shields again
Egypt’s famous comic actor was on trial this week for offending Islam. But for Israeli kids, he was a beloved face on state TV’s weekly Arab Movie.
Hillary Clinton’s State Department policy relies in part on Ayatollah Khamenei’s supposed anti-nuclear fatwa. But the edict may not even exist.
Wanted Women, a new joint biography of two Muslim women, refuses to distinguish between an al-Qaida terrorist and a feminist intellectual
Mel Brooks’ 1968 film evoked laughs in the face of the obscene. It still does today.
First time the group has claimed responsibility for the catalytic June murders
Congregation Beit Simchat Torah responds to Tablet
Former ‘Meet the Press’ host observes Shabbat, celebrates Jewish holidays
One of three Hamas leaders killed in IDF strike led 2006 Gilad Shalit capture
Bronze tribute to be unveiled near the late singer’s Camden home next month
Infamous 1986 spying case plays out in NYC production of The Law of Return
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
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
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