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 five detained members of Women of the Wall are released
Looking at Natan Sharansky’s proposal
The Jewish Agency chief promises that no arrests will be made
The Women of the Wall are not happy about this
The comedian’s sister’s protest of gender inequality at the Western Wall makes a case for holiness, not against
A controversial group gets a huge lift at the Kotel
Plus the Women of the Wall break through with largest service yet
At the Western Wall, the latest incarnation of an ancient Jewish battle between tradition and modernity
Plus Syrian police chief defects as post-Assad era looms
Plus the Women of the Wall return
Plus Macedonia holds its first-ever Limmud conference
Stories from beyond the northeast
In the wake of Anat Hoffman’s arrest, a global response
The Women of the Wall leader was wearing a prayer shawl
Some disheartening news for the fairer sex.
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