Judaism

Religion

A Judge Allegedly Called This Jewish Man a Slur, Then Sentenced Him to Death

A movement led by Jewish organizations is working to get Randy Halprin a re-trial based on alleged anti-semitic bias.
Leila Ettachfini
9.6.19
rights

The Jews Organizing Against ICE to Stop Concentration Camps

Across the country, Jews have been relentlessly mobilizing against ICE to prove that when they say Never Again, they mean it.
Leila Ettachfini
8.20.19
food news

America's First Legit Weed Cafe Has Nearby Synagogue Worried About the Contact High

The city of Los Angeles has approved a cannabis cafe, but the attendees of Congregation Kol Ami don't want to be neighbors.
Jelisa Castrodale
7.17.19
Books

Philip Roth Happily Pissed a Lot of People Off

The late, polarizing novelist set a high bar for everyone else—and himself—to violently crash into.
Andrew Martin
5.24.18
Technology

Rabbi Suggests That Lab-Grown Pork Might Be Kosher

New food technology could call for revising—or at least clarifying—some of Judaism's oldest rules.
Jelisa Castrodale
3.23.18
dogs

This Guy Taught a Pug to Heil Hitler and Was Convicted of a Hate Crime

The "professional shitposter" who goes by the name Count Dankula could wind up behind bars for up to six months.
Drew Schwartz
3.20.18
Hanukkah

I Invented Three New Ways to Get Drunk with a Dreidel

This is how to transform the classic Jewish children's toy into a shitshow.
Beckett Mufson
12.13.17
Television

How ‘The O.C.’s Chrismukkah Became a Real Life Holiday

Seth Cohen made up the Christmas and Hanukkah holiday combo in season one of the teen drama. Now it's taken on a life of its own.
Daniel Spielberger
12.13.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Why Was an Artist Allowed to Film Naked Tag Inside a Nazi Gas Chamber?

Jewish groups are asking the Polish president to condemn Artur Żmijewski's art film after discovering it was shot at a former concentration camp in Poland.
Drew Schwartz
12.1.17
Life and Death

I Tried the Jewish Tradition of Watching Over the Dead

I learned what it takes to be a shomrim—someone who keeps dead people company in the days before their funeral.
Sara Silvennoinen
6.8.17
hate

The Disturbing Spike in Anti-Semitism at Northern California Schools

Bay Area teachers and staff are struggling to address a massive increase in hate targeting Jewish students.
Max Cherney
5.25.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

New York Teen Charged in Synagogue Fire

It's still unclear if anti-Semitism had a hand in the crime's motivation.
Drew Schwartz
5.17.17
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