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.
Reader responses to a post about Roger Cohen and Iran
When Andrew Sullivan and Roger Cohen link the prime minister’s policies to Ze’ev Jabotinsky, they’re getting the early Zionist leader all wrong
Plus, sardines are kosher, Mayim Bialik is quirky, and more
Plus oh Shelley Berkley, the BBC, and more
Which is to say, it is an Israel problem, too
Plus, Abbas declares emergency, Beck goes really tasteless, and more in the news
Plus Obama ditches Weiner, and more in the news
Plus, Abbas, Ross, the Druze, and more in the news
Plus, why Assad is still around, the most perfect Brooklyn trend piece, and more
Plus, the hottest kosher spot on the Upper West Side, and more
Plus Chabon’s awesome new Nazi-fighting show, and more
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A condescending moral double standard allows Western thinkers—notably Times foreign-affairs columnist Roger Cohen—to praise the Middle East’s worst regimes
Plus the ADL still likes Hank, and more in the news
Plus is Abbas a perennial no-sayer? and more in the news
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