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
Support for President Obama is sagging among a key Democratic voting bloc. Now his campaign has 11 months to win back Jewish voters.
President Peres has a must-read condemnation
Plus SecDef warns of Israel’s isolation, and more in the news
Kadima party leader says American Jews being put in a tough position
Conventional wisdom says Israel must reach a peace deal quickly, before population trends and diplomatic isolation overtake the Jewish state. Demographics and geopolitics tell a different story.
Plus the great neocon crack-up, and more
Israel rejected big offer; news is bad P.R. for P.A.
Grinning through each reversal, the ever-bumbling, deeply unpopular Ehud Barak maneuvers to remain a political force in Israel and its leading voice to the West
The Walt Disney Company and an Israeli movie-theater chain announced plans last week to build a Disney theme park in Haifa. An artist imagines what it will look like.
Plus Assange accuser in the West Bank, and more
Building announcement leads to U.S.-Israeli friction
But in other news, James Bond may go to Tel Aviv
Livni pushes for female presence in peace talks
We talk to Livni and talk about puppies, and more
The Kadima leader says Israel is not the safest place in the world for Jews
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