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.
Plus, the Golan, Scott Feldman, and more
What some of the smart folks are saying
Plus mortars rock the Damascus airport
Plus Houston bomb threats, Haim, and Marc Meron
Plus a New York socialite gets sentenced and John Malkovich arrives in Israel
Plus calls for greater involvement in Syria gather steam
Plus historic synagogue in Damascus is looted and burned to the ground
Plus Barbara Walters is retiring
Meanwhile, chaos in Syria takes a major Assad ally
Plus Syrian rebels capture UN peacemakers in the Golan Heights
Plus Jack Lew gets confirmed as Treasury Secretary
Plus Syrian rebels treated in Israel and returned to Syria
Plus the Women of the Wall break through with largest service yet
Plus one of the stranger response to our BDS piece
Plus a suicide bomber strikes the United States Embassy in Turkey
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