Tajikistan was home to thousands of Bukharan Jews, and conditions seemed right for it to stay that way. But the legacy of Soviet persecution and recent Central Asian ties to Iran have made Jewish life more difficult to maintain.
Will anti-settlement sentiment prove a tipping point?
J Street chief Jeremy Ben-Ami calls the plays for the first self-confident alternative Jewish establishment
Kurds and Jews share a similar history and a common enemy
For a new Torah cycle, stories inspired by the weekly parasha. This week: a Nairobi slum, and the power of making the world known.
Plus your definitive Jewish Silly Bandz comparison, and more
When they work in Turtle Bay
A recent book takes a detailed look at the A.Q. Khan network, which helped supply Iran’s nuclear program
Plus Obama threatens Turkey, and more in the news
Plus Bloomberg’s strong, personal stand, and more in the news
Is U.S. military aid to Lebanon being used against Israel?
Lebanon’s government provoked deadly skirmish
Plus U.N. probe reax, and more in the news
Plus Iron Dome is fully forged, and more in the news
Plus Hoffman cancels Israel appearance, and more
As Netanyahu arrives in Washington a final Israeli-Palestinian agreement couldn’t be further away
Pro-Israel group sails the East River for Shalit
Plus rumor is that Rahm’s out, and more in the news
Plus seventh ship peacefully boarded, and more in the news
Israel’s mistake is trying to resolve new political problems with outdated military solutions
Plus Bibi to stop by D.C., and more in the news
A new book probes Israel’s murky relationship with apartheid South Africa
Plus de-linking ‘linkage,’ non-Ambassador Dershowitz, and more in the news
Plus proximity talks to begin this week, and more in the news
Violence in Gaza and Berlin, and more in the news
South African’s skewed vision of conflict
Plus Elijah’s cup and Gilad’s chair, and more in the news
Plus deadly clashes, habemus health care, and more in the news
Plus MoDo on the Saudis, directing indirect talks, and more in the news
Plus Dubai cause-of-death, Snooki’s glassy Purim, and more in the news