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 Kristallnacht in Brooklyn, Foreskin Man’s female friend, and more
At first Oreos were an unkosher, forbidden temptation. Then they became just another unhealthy cookie.
On Shabbat, the day of rest, cooking is prohibited. But for a chef-turned-rabbinical student, cooking is key to celebration, and food prepared in advance will never taste as good.
Law arguably contradicts humane, moral considerations
Manischewitz opens new corporate HQ in Newark
Who gives the greatest heart attacks of them all?
After a kosher-certifying agency deemed quinoa, the South American grain-like seed, Passover-compliant, it’s become a darling of the Passover table. But now rabbis are having doubts.
New scholarly finding threatens to upend kosher laws
Keep your bacon and beer
Plus the great neocon crack-up, and more
Noshing challah, Knicks star is the quintessential New Yorker
‘Traditional Jewish Christmas’ at Mile End
Author Sue Fishkoff reports on the world of kosher food production and consumption
Searching for Jewish cooking in France
Plus R.I.P. Penn, the Jew of ‘Mad Men,’ and more
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