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.
Looking back on this week and looking nervously forward
Social media geotagging features spark unprecedented security questions
From subtle to egregious, major media outlets drop the ball
Is there a new front opening in the battle?
Looking at Hamas’ reach and where the Jerusalem rocket fell
An Israeli journalist worries about a life of uncertainty for his young son
Extremely surreal footage over Be’er Sheva
Reports that areas near Jerusalem have been struck by rockets from Gaza
Plus Tel Aviv bomb shelters opened, 16,000 reservists called up, and more
BBC falls for terrible acting in Gaza
Group known as ‘Anonymous’ hacks IDF sites
Bloomberg issues statement on Operation Pillar of Defense
Reports that Rishon Letzion, Jaffa have been hit by Hamas rockets
The ambassador talks Operation Pillar of Defense, ‘monumental threats’
Rocket kills three in Kiryat Malachi, rockets rain on Israeli cities
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