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?
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
Plus Russia resists harsh Syria resolution (again), and more
Plus U.S. joins Arab states to fund Syrian rebels, and more in the news
Plus is a Syria ceasefire in the offing? and more in the news
Plus Syria’s tragedy, ‘Neo’ is a Jew, and more in the news
Plus Kleztky’s killer goes insane route, and more in the news
The cost is staggering, the reward inarticulable
Plus Arafat’s succesor? and more
Appropriate songs for his Tel Aviv gig
Faced with upheaval across the Middle East, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called elections for September. But it’s unclear who might run to succeed him, if the aging leader really does step down.
And he now has choice words for daddy’s group
Plus Jews have their say on health-care reform, and more
Brittany Murphy’s widower is Jewish, Israel wants further reparations, and more
Speculation on a post-Abbas Palestinian Authority
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