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
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
Rabbi Shalom Cohen has likened Modern Orthodox Jews to Amalek
Plus Israeli brain drain rates top in the West, and more in the news
600,000 people attended his funeral in Jerusalem yesterday. Here’s why.
The influential rabbi draws the country’s largest funeral crowd in history
The influential and divisive spiritual leader of Israel’s Sephardim leaves contradictory legacy
Featuring Leonard Cohen, Bruce Springsteen, and Idan Raichel
By failing to name a street after the controversial philosopher, the city of Jerusalem proved he was right
Leaked email shows Kenneth Roth comparing mullahs to Shas
This week in Israel: borders are breached, a truck runs amok, Netanyahu tests the waters, Barak stands accused, and rabbis fireproof the Sabbath
Plus, the second annual flotilla, Shas says don’t smoke, and more
Prestige hurt, but Turkish diplomacy is back
Plus ambition we can maybe believe in, and more in the news
Plus political rabbi gets U.S. scold, and more in the news
Today’s rabbinic culture is closing the door to converts, and ignoring its own history in the process
Intel to hire shabbos goyim; a woman arrested at the Western Wall
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