JUDAISM

The Failed Hijacking That Remade the Soviet Union

Operation Wedding may have been foiled by the KGB, but it drew attention to the cause of Soviet Jewish refuseniks and helped open up the closed state.

Online Seders and Virtual Bar Mitzvahs: Is the Virus Changing Judaism?

American Jews are modifying rituals in the age of coronavirus, when community elements on which those traditions rely are impossible.

The Man Bringing Jews Back to Libya

Jews were a prominent part of Libya before their exodus in 1967.

Can This Ultra-Orthodox Mother of Five Run All the Way to the Olympics?

Beatie Deutsch first went on a fun run to stay in shape four years ago.

OZY TV

Real Talk Real Change

Compelling conversations on race to meet the moment.

The Lawyer Helping Free Orthodox Jewish Women — Through Divorce

Keshet Starr is battling the 'agunah' crisis by working within a patriarchal system.

This Sweet, Fruity Spread Symbolizes a Dark Chapter of Jewish History

Charoset is a Passover fan favorite, but nobody quite knows its origin.

Getting My Head Kicked In — in the Palestinian Territories

Doing a documentary on the Palestinian Territories is not without its perils.

How Nigeria's Jews Are Getting Caught in a New Separatist War

The leader of the secessionist Indigenous People of Biafra is Jewish, as are many members, and that’s putting the community at greater risk of attack.

The Filmmaker Creating 'Friends' for Modern Orthodox Jews

Leah Gottfried is documenting the complex love lives of an often overlooked community.

The Story Behind Iceland's Only Rabbi

Brooklyn native Avi Feldman is hoping to revive a population that, in official terms, does not legally exist.

OZY PODCAST

When Katty Met Carlos

From the BBC and OZY comes a fresh perspective on the debate about America’s future as a nation and its relation to the world during the 2020 US election.

Unapologetic: Cutting Away at Wig Tradition

Zelda Volkov’s wig business is booming thanks to her newer approach to the traditional Orthodox Jewish wig.

Unapologetic: A Webby-Nominated Series

This OZY video series features people whose lives run against societal expectations, highlighting what makes them unique on their journey to self-acceptance.

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