Birobidzhan was a small region near the Chinese border in Russian that was established as the world's first autonomous Jewish region in the early 1930s. It didn't last long. Author Masha Gessen discusses the strange history of the would-be territory.
Even the paper owned by Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner is piling on the embattled Republican candidate.
The underground tunnel is believed to have helped at least 12 Jewish prisoners escape from a Nazi extermination site in Lithuania.
Despite heavy rain, New Yorkers still marched up 5th Avenue this past weekend in the Celebrate Israel Parade. Memorable moments included a teacher scolding students for having wet shirts, anti-Zionist protestors, and a old lady flipping off the cops.
He decided it has a "healing smell."
Modern Orthodox children aren't as sheltered from secular life the way some more strict Jewish denominations are, but talking about sex is still taboo, and can leave some kids confused—I know I was.
Maya Fuhr's dusty, dreamy photos from her trip Israel.
Young Jews who once saw Israel as their birthright are now shunning the state and finding community elsewhere.
For many ex-ultra-Orthodox Jews, leaving the community means being excommunicated by their families, shunned by their friends, and learning how to navigate the modern world alone.
For trans people, airport confrontations are more than embarrassing, they can also be incredibly physically threatening.
"Frum porn" features supposedly Orthodox women in ankle-length skirts and head scarves having sex. But are ultra-religious Jews actually watching it?
Here's how they've gone from guffawing to panicking in about two months.
After fleeing her strict religious upbringing and an abusive past, Sara Erenthal is immersing herself in the New York art scene.
A dreadlocked Jew from Brooklyn walks into the Christian Comedy Association's annual conference to tell a few jokes...
JMom is basically like a 21st Century version of Fiddler on the Roof. What could go wrong? I invited my mom to test it out.
This week Danish researchers released a study claiming boys who were circumcised are up to 46 percent more likely to develop autism later in life.
Eva Mozes Kor is big on forgiveness. "I refused to be a victim, and now I am free," she says.
Jews in Iran haven't always been treated like fellow countrymen, so a newly-erected monument honoring Jews who fought in the Iran-Iraq War serves as a proverbial olive branch.
The stones were "recycled" by the Communist Party after World War II to build houses, roads, and gardens in Brest, Belarus.
Users on Reddit and Yelp claimed that a hookah lounge in the middle of an LA neighborhood filled with Persian Jews was a den of bigotry. The internet lies.
VICE News spent a few days in Gaza City surveying the damage and seeing how local residents were coping.
Shomrim (Hebrew for "guards") is on call 24 hours a day. Every day it gets 11 to 15 calls, but more just after the sabbath, when there's a backlog due to people reporting incidents they had witnessed the previous day when they couldn't use the phone.
Uriel Ferera, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish teenager, could have refused to serve in the Israeli military for religious reasons. Instead he chose to take the route that lands you in prison.
Last month, Israel struck a 1.2 million dollar deal with the parents of Melbourne-born Mossad agent. The payout marks the end of the Prisoner X case, which despite having national security implications, did little to capture the attention of Australia.