Banai, who died yesterday at 55, was part of a wave of Israeli artists who derived meaning and inspiration from religious texts their secular Zionist forebears had spurned
Is it possible to write a book about Israel where conflict is not the fulcrum of the Jewish state’s history?
Yom Kippur in Israel is a complicated yet often peaceful time. But the specter of violence is always felt.
As Israelis remain glued to the news for updates on the health of the former prime minister, it’s comforting to keep the promise of his legacy close by
And none embodied the biblical worldview more, or had more political agility, than Menachem Begin, who has no real heirs
Carter thought he was a psycho, but the man the British called ‘Terrorist No. 1’ proved himself to be a canny negotiator
As rockets rain down on Israel, an Atlanta JCC bans Peter Beinart. When did we become so narrow-minded?
Why the future of American Judaism as we know it depends on the survival of the Jewish state
On my list of worries this Tisha B’Av: Iran, Egypt—and the ugly ways we Jews talk to one another
Yitzhak Shamir, who died Saturday, was maligned for his politics. But his bitter realism was prescient.