In Israel, ultra-Orthodox contestants compete to become ‘The Spokesman’
Plus ultra-Orthodox protest IDF draft changes in New York City, and more
‘They learn to take responsibility, to be there for other people,’ says one organizer of the year-long Shin-Shin program
Plus Austria withdraws from Golan Heights in response, and more
The Israeli army has always relied on its creativity. It could do with shedding even more prejudices, bad ideas, and pants.
Plus a New Jersey Nazi and the furor about the Stephen Hawking furor
Examining the implications of the fall of the Tal Law
While my friends interned on Capitol Hill, I learned to shoot an M-16 and ate kosher Spam in the Israeli army
I don’t need Israeli Memorial Day to remember Alex Assaf, the kindest—and tallest—soldier I have ever known
And what they say about Israel
The answer, according to the IDF, is yes
As the Knesset debates conscription for Haredim, some teens are already leaving their community to serve
Eytan Fox’s brilliant new film Yossi makes gay love into something much more powerful
It’s a full-on a double rainbow!
Recent events stoke fears of broader violence, Third Intifada
Tamir Goodman’s tzitzit project has a market
Plus hundred of Jewish tombstones recovered in Greece after long search
Plus Jacob Ostreicher finally released by Bolivia
Once-maligned Labor politician Amir Peretz explains how he saw what many decorated generals did not
In Sweden, a respected magazine is reviving the canard that the IDF plundered the organs of Palestinians
A new movie and book shed light on the effect of Israel’s military presence in the West Bank on its soldiers
Desperate for news of a ceasefire, but true resolution seems nowhere in sight
Young Israeli soldiers have pushed older commanders into adopting a more aggressive social media strategy
As rockets rain down on Israel, an Atlanta JCC bans Peter Beinart. When did we become so narrow-minded?
Bloomberg issues statement on Operation Pillar of Defense
The ambassador talks Operation Pillar of Defense, ‘monumental threats’
The name of the IDF operation references a famous midrash
Mori Rothman is in jail for publicly refusing to serve in the IDF
I have a lot in common with the conscientious objector. So, why can’t I stomach his decision to avoid IDF service?
Bucking convention in his village, Yousef Juhja sent three sons to the IDF—and one paid the ultimate price