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 group fights back after being kept out of the Conference of Presidents
Imagining this month’s meeting among Netanyahu, Kerry, and Obama
The prize should have gone to Atwood or Lahiri—or, better yet, Munro
The renowned writer, who plumbed Jewish identity and became an American master, adds the biggest laurel to his crown
This award proves, once and for all, that Roth isn’t too obscene. Nor is he too American, or too male, or too Jewish.
Why Philip Roth shouldn’t have won the Nobel prize
The Nobel laureate chronicled the American Jewish Experience
Once an institutionalized mental patient, the comic Moshe Kasher unleashes his psychological self-abuse in the new memoir Kasher in the Rye
Brushing up on tips from the JetBlue-El Al partnership
Novelists Gary Shteyngart and Joshua Cohen discuss their dark visions of the future
Time has arrived to rock the world of fiction
How a filmmaker turned his movie flop into a groundbreaking book
So what if he’s in diapers? He waves! He smiles! What more could you want in a leader?
Rattled by a sudden lack of indifference
What’s more unlikely than a romantic comedy
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