Accepted by the mainstream Jewish community, some gays now feel excluded at New York’s premiere LGBT synagogue—because of their Zionism
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?
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
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
An incident that yields no thoughtful responses
Examining the implications of the fall of the Tal Law
Israel takes another small step toward Haredi conscription
Bucking convention in his village, Yousef Juhja sent three sons to the IDF—and one paid the ultimate price
The bulk of next year’s graduating class will be absorbed by the IDF
Plus Tal Law and Romney doubles down on Palestinian culture
Plus Kadima threat to leave government is real, and more in the news
Can activist Mickey Gitzin focus the social justice movement on a political message about synagogue and state?
Plus what is going on in Egypt? and more in the news
Protests, Kadima Party force Bibi to promise real concessions
Plus Syria only gets worse, and more in the news
Prime minister likely to propose compromise bill, keep coalition intact
Plus German intelligence official resigns, and more in the news
With squabbling of Kadima and religious parties, Bibi holds all the cards
As the Knesset considers a new national service law, young Arab citizens may be required to pitch in, too
Infamous 1986 spying case plays out in NYC production of The Law of Return
Sophie Masloff, elected in 1988, was also the city’s first female leader
James Foley, kidnapped in Syria in 2012, was killed by jihadist terror group
Doesn’t address whether or not Hamas commander was killed in Gaza strike
B.K.S. Iyengar, who died today, worked closely with musician Yehudi Menuhin
Rick Santorum says tourism is down 95 percent. That’s not exactly true.
Controversial reality show patriarch and preacher son headlining annual event
Max Liebermann painting part of massive Munich trove discovered in 2012
Cantor Lee Schwartz kicks it way, way old school
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