Etgar Keret

Etgar Keret is a Tel Aviv-based filmmaker and fiction writer. He writes a regular column from Israel for Tablet.

Fare and Good

There are many ways a marriage can be tested. Inviting a strange cab driver into your home without informing your wife beforehand is one.

Poser

When the middle-aged, out-of-shape male body finally begins to rebel, there are only so many reparative options for the devoutly sedentary. In praise of pilates and—of all things—prenatal yoga.

Lies We Tell

Israelis like to call their army the most moral in the world. But as the case of the recently disgraced Gen. Yoav Galant shows, prevarications are the rule, not the exception.

Bird’s Eye

A family falls under the spell of the popular iPhone game Angry Birds, which teaches players to sacrifice theirs lives to destroy the houses of unarmed enemies. What’s not to like?

Childish Things

My son’s pyromaniacal tendencies, Bibi, and bedtime stories that go awry

Real World

A hit Israeli reality-TV show makes something smart, layered, and truthful from a genre’s usual mush

Strange Bedfellows

Talking about lizards at a writers’ conference in Bali

Seeing Things

When fast-food-induced hallucinations of Chelsea Clinton precede Yom Kippur, extreme measures must be taken

Dog Days

A hot day in Tel Aviv, a bored child, and a discussion of the Commandments

The Hangover

After the World Cup, in Israel a relished distraction from daily life, the comedown is hard

Yours, Insincerely

Autographing books at a festival is not as much fun as it used to be

Food Fight

Make hummus, not war

Up in the Air

The blissful idleness, and useless information dump, of a frequent flyer

Idol Worship

When we were kids, I wanted to follow in my brother’s footsteps. Now, as adults, I’m reminded why.

Call and Response

Being polite to telemarketers can land you in the grave

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