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.
Plus the Women of the Wall return
Two dispatches tell the same story for Jews and Israelis
Plus John Kerry to replace Clinton at State Department
A friendship with an ambassador reveals the great writer’s surprising relationship with Israel
Plus NSA declassifies Jonathan Pollard damage assessment
The must-have accessory of the season
Following indictment, Israeli FM to quit, but will return for elections
The school aims to promote a moderate vision of Islam, but it faces deep skepticism from Jews and Muslims
Plus Avigdor Lieberman will not resign…yet
The new owner of Barney’s has also entered the Israel fray
Major cases dismissed, but he may still have to resign his post
Riots continue after death of Palestinian teen
They say democracies make good neighbors. For Israel these days, it doesn’t seem so straightforward.
Man charged with 1979 murder of Etan Patz pleads not guilty
Jewish slugger is coming to the Big Apple
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