Tal Kra-Oz is a writer based in Tel Aviv.
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Shai Tsabari Storms the Heavens, From Bat Yam to New York

The Israeli singer, with his Middle East Groove All Stars, is worth catching in performance on a rare U.S. trip this week

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Lessons, Reflections, and Responsibility: The Second Lebanon War

Amir Peretz, Tzipi Livni, and Danny Halutz—active members of the Israeli government during the 2006 Lebanon War—spoke at a conference in Tel Aviv marking 10 years since the conflict

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Tarantino Steals the Show at Jerusalem Film Festival

A dispatch from the 33rd annual Jerusalem Film Festival, where Pedro Almodóvar’s ‘Julieta’ took in cheers and Israel’s Culture Minister Miri Regev heard jeers

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Thousands Host Intimate Gatherings to Commemorate the Holocaust in Israel

The organization Zikaron Basalon helps facilitate tributes to the Shoah through song, testimony, and discussion

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Ehud Olmert Goes to Jail

The former Israeli Prime Minister will serve 19 months for bribery and obstruction of justice. Even so, his particular mold of leadership is sorely missed in the Israeli political spectrum today.

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Bream Gives Me Hiccups

Jesse Eisenberg talks about Woody Allen, Obama’s tailor, Jewish humor, and his new collection of funny short stories

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British Scientist Rosalind Franklin Gets the Star Treatment in ‘Photograph 51’

Anna Ziegler’s play features Nicole Kidman as Franklin, whose research was instrumental in the discovery of DNA’s double helix structure

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Natalie Portman Adapts Amos Oz to the Screen

A dispatch from the Israeli premiere of ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness.’

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Brothers-and Sisters-in Arms

The 75th Anniversary of the Palmach, the elite forces of the Haganah

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The Spy Who Bent a Million Spoons

Israeli mentalist Uri Geller’s mind-over-matter philosophy of life

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Shimon Peres on the Iron Throne

Israel’s former president rules Westeros at Game of Thrones exhibit

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Two IDF Soldiers Killed Near Lebanon Border

First fatal Hezbollah attack in Israel’s north since 2006 raises questions about deterrence

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The Merchant of Vegas, Onstage in London

Shakespeare’s prickly classic gets a timely update in new production

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Kosher Soul Food Brings Together African-American and Jewish Cuisine

Michael Twitty’s complex identity—and a deeper understanding of culinary history—comes through in his cooking

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Naftali Bennett Skewers Left-Wing Hipsters

Jewish Home party’s cheeky new video kicks off Israeli election ad season

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Jerusalem Through Its Mayor’s Eyes

Nir Barkat leads foreign journalists on a telling tour of East Jerusalem

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Kenneth Lonergan Is the Greatest Jewish Playwright You Didn’t Know Was Jewish

‘This Is Our Youth,’ with Tavi Gevinson and Michael Cera, portrays the ‘pathetic remnants of Upper West Side Jewish liberalism’

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If You Hated ‘Klinghoffer’ at the Met, Wait Till You See Amos Kenan at BAM

A new staging of ‘Salt of the Earth’ hints at a resurgence of the Canaanite movement’s anti-dystopian, anti-Zionist liberal vision

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Putting the Jonathan Pollard Story on Stage

Infamous 1986 spying case plays out in NYC production of The Law of Return

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‘The Person Who Sparks the Movement and Ends Up With a Broken Heart’

In 2011, Tel Aviv’s Daphni Leef helped ignite the J14 movement for social change. She looks back at what went wrong.

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Israel Expands Law of Return to Include Interfaith Gay Couples

Non-Jews can now make aliyah with their Jewish, same-sex spouses

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In Jerusalem, The Show Must Go On

New Israeli films and the occasional siren at the Jerusalem Film Festival

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A Look at Israeli Life Just Outside the Gaza Strip

For residents of the town Sderot, running to bomb shelters is nothing new 

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Prayer, Not Politics, On The Pope’s Visit to Israel

Though Pope Francis was seen foremost as a world leader during the trip

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Literary Festival Draws Crowds, Stirs Drama

This week’s International Writers Festival in Jerusalem

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Israeli Restaurateurs Broaden Their Horizons With a New Eatery in London

The chefs who made Machneyuda into Jerusalem’s hottest ticket team up with British nightclub owners to open The Palomar

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Israeli Actor and Director Assi Dayan Dies at 68

The son of Moshe and Ruth Dayan created some of Israel’s most iconic films

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On Display in Tel Aviv, the Art of Secular Judaism

New exhibit showcases artistic depictions of various forms of Jewish study

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Ed Miliband Addresses Students in Jerusalem

Labour Party leader talks anti-Semitism, Iran, and the faltering peace process

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Celebrated IDF Soldier Meir Har-Zion Dies at 80

Elite unit fighter helped shape ethos of Israel’s army in its early years

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