Accepted by the mainstream Jewish community, some gays now feel excluded at New York’s premiere LGBT synagogue—because of their Zionism
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?
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
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
The massive work, painted in 1910 by a Lithuanian artist, is being restored
Holocaust revisionism rises in old Jewish strongholds of Vilna, Kovno & Riga
Reigniting criticism of the country’s equation of the Holocaust and Soviet occupation
The reVILNA digital mapping project seeks to restore the lives that were lived before they became anonymous victims
Eliyahu Stern’s new biography makes an ambitious case for Elijah of Vilna as the Jewish Beethoven
A Yale president’s forebear was an enigmatic and pro-Christian member of the famed rabbinic dynasty
Plus the problem with the new Arabic Talmud, and more
Why this corner of the Shoah is often overlooked
The Lithuanian sponsors of a Holocaust education program have a dark history of their own
An American Jew brings bagels back to Vilnius
These are a few of our favorite things, part 1
Anti-Semitism envoy accused of obfuscating Holocaust obfuscation
Holocaust non-denial denial, the Jew behind the Apollo, and more
By arguing that Nazi and Soviet crimes are equal, Lithuania is airbrushing the Holocaust out of its history
Infamous 1986 spying case plays out in NYC production of The Law of Return
Sophie Masloff, elected in 1988, was also the city’s first female leader
James Foley, kidnapped in Syria in 2012, was killed by jihadist terror group
Doesn’t address whether or not Hamas commander was killed in Gaza strike
B.K.S. Iyengar, who died today, worked closely with musician Yehudi Menuhin
Rick Santorum says tourism is down 95 percent. That’s not exactly true.
Controversial reality show patriarch and preacher son headlining annual event
Max Liebermann painting part of massive Munich trove discovered in 2012
Cantor Lee Schwartz kicks it way, way old school
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