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.
The renowned writer, who plumbed Jewish identity and became an American master, adds the biggest laurel to his crown
Jewish achievement is easier to celebrate by a seemingly objective measure
Plus study finds higher rates of E. coli in kosher chicken, and more in the news
Shares physics prize with Peter Higgs for the pair’s Higgs particle discovery
Devaluing peace awards has never been so fun
A Jewish look at Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
The Nobel laureate and neurobiologist was 103
The D-student translator behind the Chinese winner of the Nobel Prize in literature
Plus Franz Kafka’s unpublished work will go to Jerusalem
What’s up? A follow-up to our round-up
Plus the swastika comes to Twitter
The Nobel Prize/Olympic medal divide
A birthday plea for Israel’s only lit laureate
Plus, Syria resolution vetoed, Grapel still jailed, and more in the news
Elon Lindenstrauss, the first Israeli to win a Fields Medal in mathematics, brought home a prize that marks Jewish achievement in the field
Max Liebermann painting part of massive Munich trove discovered in 2012
Cantor Lee Schwartz kicks it way, way old school
During demonstration in St. Louis sparked by fatal police shooting of teen
Gaza health officials report two children injured in retaliatory Israeli air strikes
At 80, the prophet is still busy at work
Tova Weinberg says she’s introduced 250 now-married couples
In case the Israel boycott advocates weren’t in the mood to differentiate
The hit Israel radio show launches its new American version on Tablet
Niece of man saved by Dutchman who returned Yad Vashem medal says, ‘He is a righteous man’
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