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.
Alice Walker will not allow Hebrew translation of The Color Purple
John Travolta’s massages, ‘homosexual Jewish men’ in Hollywood, and the true nature of prejudice
Plus Paul’s turn on Jerusalem, the Marvin Miller baseball card, and more
Here’s what to root for
Spielberg, rumored to be involved, probably isn’t
The newest George Lucas production, Red Tails, forces a Star Wars nerd to come to terms with a troubling philosophy
Plus, microarchaeology in Ashkelon, ranking Spielberg’s hits, and more
Schindler’s List is astoundingly stupid, Inglourious Basterds is cartoonishly potent, and more in our list of the greatest Jewish movies of all time
Director is reportedly interested in Exodus project
Plus the U.S. reacts strongly to Iran nuclear report, and more
Yes, you can put the three together in one sentence
This week in Israel: ‘Iron Dome’ missile defense protects Ashkelon, Lieberman flushes and prepares for indictment, a train crashes, Justin Bieber gets tangled up, and more
‘Survivor’ meets ‘E.R.’ meets Jerusalem
A Torah portion of difficult choices
Settlements vs. Iran, Spielberg honored, 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