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.
With a nuclear threat from Iran hovering, a Tel Aviv family dispenses with housekeeping
Portrayal in soap opera set during Gaza War comes as bilateral relationship struggles
‘Wash. Post’ on likelihood of peace talks, plus fundraisers, Wasserstein, and more in the news
Says talks will remain suspends if Israel’s offers are too limited
Bad PR for the left-leaning Israel lobby group
Israel tries to stay friends, plus women and the law, and more in the news
An uncommon rite, bubbly’s back, and Obama’s image
A Nobel, a threat, and more from the news
Mitchell’s still trying, Goldstone up next week, and more in the news
Perennial prize-winners, fear of Christ, and Gibson’s luck
Oren explains in ‘TNR’
It may be a waste of resources, ‘Commentary’ says
A stymied traveler, disputed history, and more in the news
‘Mount’ing troubles, dystopia, and the next Holocaust flick
BBC asks, why no ‘cultural normalisation’ between the countries?
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