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 vote to officially allow English at the Jerusalem institution is part of a longer history of Zionist concessions
In most places, the No Pants Subway Ride is just a prank. How’d it go over in a city that prizes modesty?
Plus snow blankets Jerusalem and much of Israel
Plus Richard Ben Cramer dies at 62
Plus Syrian police chief defects as post-Assad era looms
Plus the Women of the Wall return
Is it actually the “death knell” for the two-state solution?
Parents in a tight-knit neighborhood believe a pedophile ring is terrorizing children. What if it doesn’t exist?
World leaders visit Israel, West Bank, and Egypt in effort to forge ceasefire
Looking back on this week and looking nervously forward
Reports that areas near Jerusalem have been struck by rockets from Gaza
Jerusalem’s Israel museum persuasively shows that Hasidism is not only, or even really, about religion
A cartoon about leaving Zion
And everything that’s wrong with the American discourse on Israel
The Women of the Wall leader was wearing a prayer shawl
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