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
A Hamas official’s visit to Tunisia prompts an anti-Semitic demonstration—and soul-searching about the treatment of Jews in North Africa
Houston Rockets center Hakeem Olajuwon was exactly the ambassador for Islam Americans needed after Sept. 11
For Muslims, a summer month is a longer month
The Egyptian-born anti-Islamic activist Nonie Darwish, whose life story and outspoken views on Israel and the Arab world make her someone Jews should support, was unfairly tarred in Tablet
Despite the complicated history of Jewish defectors, the Jewish right has embraced Muslim apostates like Nonie Darwish, an Egyptian-born Christian convert who voices anti-Islamic rhetoric
A top Obama Afghanistan adviser reviews a new book examining the end-of-days pulp novels popular in the Islamic world, potboilers that mix Western science-fiction tropes with classic anti-Semitism
Recent attacks on Islam in the United States echo old slurs against Jews
‘Sharia’ is a much more abstract concept than ideologues—whether Mideast Islamists or Newt Gingrich—suggest
The origins of Islam, and more
A new look at the origins of Islam describes a tolerant world that may not have existed
Paul Berman challenges liberal intellectuals to take a stand against Tariq Ramadan
The Quranic argument for Jewish sovereignty in the land of Israel
Traveling the world as an unaccompanied but observant Muslim young woman
Israel and its closest Muslim ally are drifting apart, thanks to internal pressures on Ankara that are unlikely to change
Plus fear vs. hate, hippie art, and a rock ‘n’ roll error
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