How Hungary's Anti-Semitic Far-Right Poster Boy Found Out He Was a Jew
In 2006, Csanád Szegedi was Vice President of the country's virulently anti-semitic Jobbik Party. Then, his career came tumbling down after it emerged that his family had survived Auschwitz and Nazi labour camps.
The Crazy, Failed Idea of Creating a Jewish State in Russia
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.
Photos of Men and Women Praying at Separate Parts of the Western Wall
In accordance with Orthodox Jewish tradition – and thanks to a simple folding fence –, men and women are still praying separately in Jerusalem.
STIs, Shame, and the Sabbath: Orthodox Jews Reflect on How They Learned About Sex
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.
Life After Leaving Israel’s Ultra Orthodox Jewish Communities
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.
Travelling as a Trans Person Is Exhausting and Dangerous
For trans people, airport confrontations are more than embarrassing, they can also be incredibly physically threatening.
Who Is Watching All the Porn Marketed to Orthodox Jews?
"Frum porn" features supposedly Orthodox women in ankle-length skirts and head scarves having sex. But are ultra-religious Jews actually watching it?
The Auschwitz Survivor Who Adopted the Grandson of a Top SS Guard
Eva Mozes Kor is big on forgiveness.
The Iranian Government Erected a Monument to Make Nice with Its Jewish Citizens
Jews in Iran haven't always been treated like fellow countrymen, so a newly-erected monument honouring Jews who fought in the Iran-Iraq War serves as a proverbial olive branch.
Chatting About Jewishness with the Greatest Jewish Porn Stars
Does a background in Judaism make you a better adult actor?
The Town Making the Horrifying Discovery That It's Built Out of Jewish Tombstones
They were "recycled" to build houses, roads and gardens in Brest, Belarus.
Nowhere Safe in Gaza: Rockets and Revenge - Part 2
Surveying the damage in Gaza City and seeing how local residents are coping.