Pure and Simple

Or, a chronicle of a death foretold

A Life Between Lines

Adina Hoffman’s quasi-biography of Palestinian poet Taha Muhammad Ali

Electile Dysfunction

Or, too many leaders and no real choice

Match Shtick

Rabid soccer fandom is Ehud Olmert’s guiding political principle. Now his game is over.

Say Anything

Israel’s current election campaign may just be the funniest show in ages

Money Pit

Casualties be damned—the war in Gaza may be all about economics

Paradise Lost

Ariel Sabar searches for the Edenic past his father left behind in Kurdistan

The Hermit of Oliphant

After the literary pioneer Dvora Baron immigrated to Palestine, she never again ventured out

Expatriate Act

Maya Arad breaks ground as an Israeli writer—by living in America

Yesterday’s Hero

Fifty years after the publication of Exodus, is it time to let Ari Ben Canaan go?

Wise We Were Not

I fought passionately for independence—without really knowing what it meant

In a Burning Country

A summer in Jerusalem means coming upon different kinds of shelter

Home Base

My best friend’s really stupid idea

Brush with History

How an Alaskan sailor contributed to Jewish statehood

Firmly in the Fold

S. Yizhar harangued and criticized the country he loved

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