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.
Cohen: The conflict concerns sovereignty and security
Israel beats its enemies on the battlefield, but it loses the more important fight, for PR supremacy, to savvier operators like Hezbollah
With freeze over and talks alive, PM gets the win
Plus a murky West Bank killing, and more in the news
Yep, there’s even an app for that
Plus this politicized flight tonight, and more in the news
A reading list
The un-Zionist religious settlers, and more
The odyssey of Jack Tytell: An intimate look at the accused Jewish killer
Plus Turkey may cut ties, Turkey maintains ties, and more in the news
These are a few of our favorite things, part 1
Plus the futile Flotilla? and more in the news
Things are tense between Obama and Bibi
No specifics on Bibi-Barack meeting, and more from the Conference
Plus Quartet backs state in two years, and more in the news
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