Accepted by the mainstream Jewish community, some gays now feel excluded at New York’s premier LGBT synagogue
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?
In the movie ‘Kicking Out Shoshana,’ a popular athlete pretends to be gay. The result is both funny and surprisingly meaningful.
The Met’s dazzling retrospective declares: ‘It’s all a matter of how much freedom you can stand.’
Is Jewish rebellion really a form of submission? Two new novels and one political critic examine apostasy.
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
Plus a new music school, a ‘Housewives’ spat, and more
Plus words over water, a politicized rite, and more in the news
Pressure from S. African community will keep the judge from joining the hora
Plus Shimon Peres’s ‘sex appeal,’ and more in the news
William Kentridge and the art of righting history’s wrongs
Plus oh hi Farrakhan, ‘Brooklyn Shore,’ and more in the news
Plus Abbas OKs indirect talks, a mohel’s grandson for VP, and more in the news
Plus the Israeli with 17 wives, and more in the news
Plus U.S. Nazi hunting, a foiled plot in Yemen, and more in the news
Desmond Tutu’s Palestinian activism reflects South Africa’s anti-Zionism
High-priced holidays, blushing brides, and a wasted plea
Plus Tutu, Sendak, and more in the news
Even if Hebrew-language skills still elude him
Half a century ago, Albie Sachs sat defiantly on a bench designated “for non-whites only.” Today he sits on South Africa’s highest court.
Lynn Freed’s fiction brings to life the South African city she left behind. Plus: An audio excerpt from the short story “Foreign Student.”
Several more injured when rocket from Gaza struck Ashdod synagogue
18 Gazans murdered in wake of IDF strike that killed top Hamas officers
Mel Brooks’ 1968 film evoked laughs in the face of the obscene. It still does today.
First time the group has claimed responsibility for the catalytic June murders
Congregation Beit Simchat Torah responds to Tablet
Former ‘Meet the Press’ host observes Shabbat, celebrates Jewish holidays
One of three Hamas leaders killed in IDF strike led 2006 Gilad Shalit capture
Bronze tribute to be unveiled near the late singer’s Camden home next month
Infamous 1986 spying case plays out in NYC production of The Law of Return
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