Accepted by the mainstream Jewish community, some gays now feel excluded at New York’s premiere 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
Plus Iran’s missiles, Jordanian intrigue, and more
U.S. policymakers fear a “Shia crescent,” a regional alliance led by Iran. A dawning “Muslim Brotherhood crescent” is far more threatening.
Also, report: Hamas secured sophisticated anti-aircraft weapons from Libya
Egypt captured Israeli-American Ilan Grapel to generate popular support among the volatile anti-Western middle class at home
Plus when did *she* grow to be so tall? and more
As Qaddafi falters, representatives of Libya’s expatriate Jewish community are on a quixotic quest to become part of the country’s new government
Plus will the real Flagman please stand up? and more in the news
Putative relative of Libyan leader bemoans his downfall (in verse)
Plus safer Sinai, Human Rights Council acts on Syria, and more in the news
Plus, to the shores of Tripoli, pressure to escalate in Gaza, and more in the news
Meanwhile, U.S. backs away from supporting dissidents
That was the half-year that was, on The Scroll
Plus, Israeli envoy enlists American Jews, Lieberman the shanda, and more
The Arab Spring is liberating a generation from repressive political institutions, but the intellectual legacies of the regimes they are helping topple may be tougher to shake
As Syria’s Assad ups violence, U.S., Iran, Israel consider their interests
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